Couple found in child abduction case |

Couple found in child abduction case

Staff Reports

A Secret Witness tip led authorities early Thursday morning to two people being sought in connection with the Monday abduction of their children.

Dason Valdez, 29, was arrested on a warrant in Carson City. Krystle Reid, 27, was released in connection with the case.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Bernadette Smith said the couple was located by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 12:05 a.m. Thursday.

Charges for both are pending in Douglas County, Smith said.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the couple was unhappy with a Carson City District Court decision granting custody to Valdez’ parents.

Valdez allegedly battered his mother while forcefully taking the 4-year-old girl from her arms and fled to Carson City.

“Prior to leaving the residence Valdez told his parents that he was going to return later in the night and kill both of them,” investigators said.

An amber alert on Monday night resulted in the safe return of the children to the home.