A former Wheaton wife wanted for child kidnapping has been found and arrested in North Carolina.
Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie L. Mosser and South Elgin Police Chief Jerry Krawczyk announced that authorities had taken Heather Unbehoun into custody in Asheville, North Carolina.
Unbehoun was charged in 2017 after violating a 2012 court order and leaving Illinois with her daughter. At the time, Anbehoun was charged with child kidnapping, a Class 4 felony. Anbehoun was accused of violating her court order, which granted permanent custody of the girl to the father. At that time the girl Kayla Unbehoun was nine years old.
A Kane County judge then issued a warrant for his arrest and set bail at $10,000.
Since then, South Elgin police have followed several leads while working with law enforcement agencies across the country in an effort to find Kayla and Anbehoun.
On May 13, police in Asheville, North Carolina, notified police in South Elgin that they had received a tip from a clerk at Plato’s Closet in Asheville, who recognized Ubenhon and remembered that the girl was missing, according to a report. .
A store employee immediately notified Asheville police, who contacted South Elgin police. South Elgin Police confirmed the identities of the two men as Heather Unbehon and Kayla Unbehon.
Asheville police then took Anbehoun into custody. Since then, Kayla has been reunited with her father.
“Thank you to all the law enforcement agencies across the country who have assisted in the search for this girl and Heather Unbehoun over the past six years,” Moser said.
Buncombe County, North Carolina officials charged Anbehoun with felony extradition—a fugitive from another state. His next appearance in the case is scheduled for July 11 at the Buncombe County Courthouse.
Anbehoun posted his $25,000 bail today and was released. she refused to give up
“We are pleased to report that the girl is in good condition and in a good mood since being reunited with her father. We would like to thank the Asheville Police Department, the United States Marshals Service and the citizens of the United States who provided us with information,” Krawczyk said.