As investigators continue to search for a missing 10-year-old, the DA’s office has filed charges against his biological father, who was accused of abducting the boy during a visit in Covina, police said Wednesday.
Michael Joseph Stevens, 49, was on a court-ordered, unmonitored visit with his son, 10-year-old Michael Adam Stevens, on Jan. 15 when he took the child, according to the Covina Police Department.
The man and his son were last seen around 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in a Vons shopping center located at 932 East Badillo St.
One count of child stealing was filed against the father by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Jan. 22. The charge was announced by police in a news release on Wednesday.
The boy was described by police as white, 5 feet 1 inches tall, about 133 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue striped shirt over a white T-shirt; a gray zippered, hooded sweatshirt; and blue and white Nike shoes.
The father was about 5 feet 9 inches, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black receding hair, according to police. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue and white button down shirt over a white T-shirt, and a dark-colored baseball hat.
Michael Joseph Stevens was possibly driving a 2006 gray Toyota Tundra with an unknown license plate, police officials said.
His last known residence was in San Bernardino, and it was not known where the boy’s mother lived.
Any information or questions was asked to contact the Police Department at 626-384-5808, the watch commander 626-384-5665, or Crime Stoppers 800-222-TIPS(8477), and refer to case No. 16-01446.