TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in locating a 12-year-old boy who is believed to have been abducted by his non-custodial father.
The child, Andrew Drake, is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Andrew is four-feet-nine-inches tall and weighs 110 lbs.
The KBI says the boy was allegedly abducted from Jefferson County by 40-year-old Stephen Drake, Jr. Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office say the father is believed to be driving a white Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis. They say he also could be driving a silver 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 extended-cab pickup. The pickup may be displaying Kansas license plate 609 GFM.
Stephen Drake is wanted for aggravated assault, aggravated interference with parental custody, and child endangerment. He is described as a white male, with brown hair and blue eyes, five-feet-ten-inches tall and weighing 170 lbs. He is listed as one of the KBI’s Most Wanted criminals.
KBI officials say Stephen Draks has made threatening statement and may be armed. Agents say he could either be in the greater Lawrence area or traveling elsewhere in Kansas or en route to Colorado.
The KBI asked if Andrew, Stephen, or any of the vehicles are seen, do not approach them. Instead, citizens are asked to call 911.
Citizens also can call 1-800-KS-CRIME, or Lawrence Police Department at 785-331-9870.