IMPD arrests father of abducted child

(Provided Photo/IMPD) Pictured: DeAndre Averitte
(Provided Photo/IMPD) Pictured: DeAndre Averitte

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested a father who they say abducted his nine-month-old child on Saturday morning.

Police arrested DeAndre Averitte on Sunday near the Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park on Depauw Boulevard at 10:55 a.m.

Police say Averitte battered the child’s mother and then took off with the child. The child was located safely just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Averitte is the non-custodial father of the child.

Averitte is preliminarily charged with domestic battery, residential entry and auto theft. Police say additional charges are possible.

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