NORMAN, Okla. — The two-day search for a man accused of kidnapping his 3-year-old daughter and a friend’s 10-year-old son has ended in a Norman neighborhood.
After hours of negotiations with 32-year-old Robby Almon, he surrendered to officers at a Norman apartment complex near 24th Ave Southwest and W. Lindsey St. Wednesday evening.
Almon is in custody and his daughter, Chasity Almon, is safe with police.
Officials said Robby Almon, 32, is a Norman resident.
Almon is facing kidnapping, child endangerment and alluding police charges following a Tuesday afternoon incident at his mother’s house in Tecumseh.
Pottawatomie County authorities said they were at Almon’s mother’s house to serve a felony warrant on him for an assault and battery charge.
When he pulled up, they said, he saw them and sped away in his silver Chevy pickup truck.
They said inside that truck was his 3-year-old daughter, Chasity Almon, and 10-year-old Aaron Brodine, Jr.
Almon dropped off Brodine, Jr. later Tuesday in rural Pottawatomie County but kept his daughter, officials said.
Almon was going to his mother’s house to meet up with Brodine’s father, who was described as his friend.
“I just don’t know why he’s doing it (running),” Chasity’s mother, Kimberly Bristow, said. “It shocked me that he would put her in that type of danger. He would never intentionally hurt her.”
Bristow said she has joint custody of Chasity with Almon and Chasity was supposed to be returned to her Tuesday.
“He’s not scared of anybody and he won’t go down without a fight,” she said.
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