International Falls, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 35-year-old Missouri man last week who was wanted for child abduction.
The apprehension was made at 4 p.m. on April 9 when Steven Evans, a U.S. citizen, and his two children, were escorted to the International Falls port of entry by the Canada Border Services Agency. Evans, accompanied by his children, was turned over to CBP officers as the subject of a possible active felony warrant for the parental abduction of his two sons.
CBP officers conducted additional record checks and confirmed that Evans was in fact the subject of a felony, no bond, warrant issued by the Lee's Summit Police Department on April 9.
Evans was arrested and turned over to the International Falls Police Department, where he is awaiting extradition to Missouri. The two children were turned over to Koochiching County Social Services.
"This arrest demonstrates the continued cooperation among various U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies, as well as CBP officers' due diligence in apprehending wanted individuals," said Kristine Lessard, International Falls port director. "The apprehension of individuals with outstanding warrants along the U.S.-Canadian border is a critical element of our border security efforts."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.