(MENA) A child abduction of four minor children by the parents on May 13th, has led to a nationwide manhunt for the parents.
Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer said that the father was charged with Rape. The father, Chad Voelkel failed to appear for his court date and immediately a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The mother of the children were awarded custody of the four youngest children, two males and two females, were taken prior to the hearing by both parents, who allegedly were taken out of state.
The United States Marshal’s Service are in charge of the case and are not releasing any other information at this time.
The mother is also wanted for failure to report abuse and subsequently was issued a warrant for arrest as well.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the children, you are encouraged to contact Polk County Sheriff’s Department at (479) 394-2511 or by contacting the United States Marshal’s Service in Fort Smith.