Missing woman, young child located ‘safe and unharmed,’ police say
photo by: Lawrence Police Department
Story updated 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019.
A missing woman and her young son were found “safe and unharmed” Friday evening, police said about eight hours after asking the public for help locating them.
At about 11:45 a.m. Friday, police asked the public for help in finding Felicia Miner, 22, and her son Dominic Miner, 3. At the time, police said Miner and Dominic might have been in the company of an acquaintance, Trevon Hale.
Police said in their original release that they didn’t know whether Miner and Dominic were in danger, but were “interested in checking on their welfare.” They declined to confirm the nature of Miner’s relationship with Hale.
At about 8:10 p.m. Friday, police said in a release that the two had been located.
“We would like thank the community for their assistance in helping us locate them,” the department said in the release.
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Although police would not confirm the nature of Miner’s relationship with Hale, Miner in public posts on her Facebook page identified Hale as her ex.
Hale, 26, of Lawrence, had current court orders not to contact Miner, according to Douglas County District Court documents.
In March, he was arrested and charged with multiple counts of domestic violence against her, both felony and misdemeanor, according to the complaint in the pending case. He was released from jail on bond with orders not to contact any victim or witness.
Hale was arrested again this week and charged with violating a protective order, a misdemeanor, according to jail and court records.
He was released on bond after his first court appearance Wednesday, then failed to show up for a hearing on Thursday, court records indicate. A bench warrant for his arrest was issued Thursday.
With their news release, police shared photos of Miner and Dominic. Police do not have a photo of Hale, Gross said.
— Reporter Kathy Hanks contributed to this story.