Gov. Fallin asking South Carolina to drop charges in ‘Baby Veronica’ case

Posted on: 2:18 pm, September 25, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:32pm, September 25, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin is now asking South Carolina to drop the charges against “Baby” Veronica’s biological father, Dusten Brown.

Veronica, who is now 4, left Oklahoma with her legal adoptive parents days ago and is now back in South Carolina.

Gov. Fallin’s communications director, Alex Weintz, said the governor’s office is working with South Carolina on the possibility of dropping the extradition order for Brown.

He said the governor said she hopes Dusten Brown will not have to go to South Carolina.

Brown is facing a felony charge of custodial interference for not giving up Veronica last month after a South Carolina court first took he legal custody rights.

An extradition hearing is set for Brown next week in Oklahoma.

If charges are not dropped, Brown will face up to five years in jail.

A felony conviction would also end his career with the Oklahoma National Guard.

MORE: Full coverage of the Baby Veronica custody battle