Police arrest man after mother shot, toddler taken

Published 12:10 am Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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A police search Monday ended in the safe finding of a healthy toddler and the arrest of his father, Port Arthur Police said.

The 7-month-old-child was found unharmed and the suspect, Nathan Roberts Jr., was taken into custody.

The suspect and child were at a location in the 600 block of 7 th Ave. The suspect was taken into custody with the
assistance from the U.S. Marshals and FBI, police said.

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Roberts is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

Det. Mike Hebert said the case began Monday when police responded to a shooting in the 4300 of Lewis Drive.

Investigation showed Roberts, 26, forcibly entered a home and shot a female, who is his son’s mother.

Her injuries were not life threatening, Hebert said.

According to Hebert, Roberts, who is the biological father of the child, then removed the 7-month-old and fled in a vehicle that was found a short time later unoccupied.

Those with information about the crime are asked to call the PAPD at 409-983-8600 or 911.