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11-month-old child located in Wyoming, father arrested

Anwar Rhodes was wanted for assaulting the child's mother and taking his 11-month-old son, Denver Police said.

DENVER — An 11-month-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert was located in Wyoming and authorities are working to reunite him with his mother, Denver Police said.

An "astute" person recognized Anwar Rhodes and his son Friday morning, according to Denver Police spokesperson Doug Shepman. He said authorities in Casper, Wyoming made contact with them and Rhodes was taken into custody without incident on a warrant.

Rhodes faces the following charges:

  • Second-degree assault
  • Second-degree kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Violation of a protection order

Police are working to reunite the boy with his mother. Shepman declined to provide additional information about where the boy and Rhodes were found citing the ongoing investigation.

Prior to being located the boy was last seen with Rhodes after Rhodes assaulted the child's mother, Denver Police said.

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Rhodes left with the child after the assault, police said. He was in a 2006 gray four-door Audi station wagon with duct tape on the front bumper and Colorado license plate number ALWH70. 

They were last seen around 11:20 a.m. in the 5800 block of East 30th Avenue in the Park Hill neighborhood in Denver on Wednesday before being located Friday morning in Wyoming.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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