Juvenile reunited with family after apparent ransom attempt Wednesday night in Willmar
The teen was located and healthy and is currently with family members. A man has been arrested in connection with the reported kidnapping.
WILLMAR — A juvenile is back with their family and a man has been arrested after law enforcement executed a search warrant Wednesday night on the 800 block of Fifth Street Southwest after a reported kidnapping, according to a news release from the Willmar Police Department.
A person reported the possible kidnapping Wednesday afternoon at the law enforcement center in Willmar, according to the Willmar Police Department.
The person explained that he had paid a man to pick up his 14-year-old nephew from Texas and bring him back to Willmar. The man, identified as Edgard Talavera-Latino, 44, of Willmar, reportedly told the person that he had the man's nephew but needed more money for picking the juvenile up.
Law enforcement located the address where the juvenile was believed to be located and executed a search warrant on the residence Wednesday night.
The teen was located and healthy and is currently with family members.
Talavera-Latino was located a short time later in Stearns County. He is currently held in the Kandiyohi County Jail for kidnapping for ransom, false imprisonment and deprivation of parental rights.
The investigation is ongoing.
Another 32-year-old man was arrested at the residence for violating an order for protection and a domestic-abuse-no-contact order.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the CEE-VI Gang and Drug Task Force and the Belgrade Police Department assisted in the incident.