Update: Norman woman, child located following reported kidnapping, abduction
NORMAN, Okla. – A Norman woman and child are both safe following a reported kidnapping and abduction.
At approximately 7:40 a.m., the Norman Police Department says officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of Oak Tree Avenue.
Witnesses reported that 26-year-old Joseph Cross was engaged in a verbal dispute with his girlfriend, 41-year-old Angela Rhea, when he grabbed her, put his hand over her mouth, and forced her into his vehicle.
Police say his one-year-old child, Jonah Fisher, was already inside the vehicle.
Due to information gained during the investigation, Norman police believe that both Angela Rhea and Jonah Fisher could have been in immediate danger.
Jonah Fisher was later found safe, Norman police said.
A little while later, police confirmed Rhea was also located safe.
She is currently speaking with investigators.