HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – A happy ending to an alleged abduction story out of Homestead.
Six month old Niveyah Brown is safe at home. Police are now questioning her father, Solomon Brown, who took her from their home in the 200 block of SW 14th Avenue after getting into a fight with the girl’s mother.
Alexis Castellano was reunited with her daughter around 9 a.m. Thursday, 13 hours after Brown, 31, walked out the door with her.
Earlier in the morning Castellano made an emotional plea to Solomon to bring their daughter home.
“Please bring my baby home. He’s not a bad dad. I know she’s safe I just want them home,” she said.
Homestead police said they got a call around 8 p.m. Wednesday about Solomon walking out with his daughter. Within hours the FBI and Miami-Dade police were involved.
Blood hounds were brought in to pick up the scent and the search continued through the early morning hours when Solomon turned himself in at a gas station near the couple’s home.
“He voluntarily approached one of our officers and turned himself in,” said Homestead police Detective Fernando Morales. “He said ‘I believe you are looking for me’. He was placed in a police car and taken to the station.
Neighbors say the couple has had a trouble past, and he’s done this type of thing before, but the police have never been called in.
Brown’s mother, who didn’t wish to be identified, said there’s two sides to every story.
“When he got home from work it was drama with her, she had been drinking,” she said.
“He said he took he baby and left and walked to the park. When he came back, he saw the police and he feared he would be arrested so he went to his sister’s house until this morning,” said Morales.
At this time it’s unclear if he will face any charges.