BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of two missing Idaho girls (all times local):
Idaho authorities have filed charges against a man accused of fleeing to Nevada with his two young daughters while in the midst of a custody dispute with their mother.
Joshua Dundon was arrested after law enforcement officials said he walked to a ranch seeking help. The girls were rescued in a mountainous area of Nevada after Dundon was taken into custody. Dundon is jailed under $5 million bail on two counts of custodial interference.
Police say Dundon checked the girls out of their elementary school in the Boise, Idaho area last week and vanished. His vehicle was later found burned in the desert, and an Amber alert was issued for the kids.
It wasn’t immediately known if Dundon had an attorney in connection with the criminal charges.
A Nevada woman who alerted authorities after the father of two missing Idaho girls showed up on her ranch says the man was cold, barefoot and looking for help for the kids he said he left behind in the mountains.
Vera Baumann said she had seen news reports and suspected the man who walked to her home Monday was the father of 7-year-old Madison Ann Dundon and 6-year-old Jaylynn Dawn Dundon.
Baumann’s husband confirmed the stranger was Joshua Dundon and spoke with him while she called 911. The man later gave directions to authorities on where to find the children.
The girls were found by searchers several hours later and taken to a hospital to be treated for exposure and reunited with family members.
Joshua Dundon was taken into custody by law enforcement. Police did not release further details.