2 face kidnapping charges in child custody case

MARQUETTE – Two people were taken into custody Friday on charges of kidnapping. The Forsyth Township Police Department is investigating the incident after a child’s father and grandmother refused to turn the child over to its mother. The child was reported missing last weekend by its mother, police said.

The 25-year-old father was arrested Friday morning by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The 58-year-old grandmother was arrested Friday afternoon in Delta County.

Both the father and grandmother are being charged with kidnapping – custodial interference, a felony. They are currently lodged at the Marquette County Jail while awaiting arraignment.

Assisting in the case were the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-4864401. Her email address is