Oklahoma City child returned to father after being abducted

Wednesday, August 24th 2005, 5:46 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has been returned to his father after his mother and her cousin allegedly abducted the child.

Oklahoma County Sheriff officials allege the boy was at a mobile home in Harrah with his stepmother when a woman came into the home, held the stepmother at knifepoint, and demanded the child.

Officials say the woman was a cousin of the child's biological mother and was taking the child to her.

Christina Eastep faces criminal complaints of child stealing, conspiracy to commit a felony, assault and battery and burglary.

Amy Dawn Eastep is accused of child stealing and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Authorities say the women drove to Highways 102 and 62 and called the Harrah Police Department and told authorities they had the child.

Officials say officers then met the women and took them into custody and returned the boy to his father.