Non-custodial mother suspected of taking son during Eugene visit arrested in Montana
BOZEMAN, Montana -- A non-custodial parent suspected of taking her son during a supervised visit in Eugene has been arrested, Eugene Police reported.
"Friday, an alert and diligent Gallatin County Sheriff's Office deputy (Montana) arrested Samantha Adona Meyer, age 30, and the boy was recovered unharmed," Eugene Police said on Saturday.
The boy is in protective custody, police said, and Meyer has been charged with theft (possession of a stolen vehicle) and other charges may be pending.
According to the report, Meyer initially provided a false name but the deputy researched the case, including checking the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website, and eventually discovered Meyer's identity.
Meyer took her 18-month-old son Dominik Raven Meyer during a supervised visit on June 8, police said.
A court took the child from Meyer's care last year, police said, after a judge determined she was unable to care for her son.
The child has been in state custody, and Meyer has had supervised visits with her son.