A woman accused of taking her two toddler sons and failing to return them as ordered by a court has been arrested in Phoenix, a sheriff’s deputy said today.
Iman Milner was pulled over at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday by officers from Phoenix’s South Mountain Precinct for a routine traffic stop, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Phoenix police said Milner was arrested on a Los Angeles County report that she had failed to return her 2- and 4-year-old boys from a planned unsupervised visit that had been scheduled to end at 4 p.m. Friday in Ladera Heights. She was arrested on suspicion of child abduction and violation of court order, Alexander said.
“However, the two missing children were not present in the vehicle,” she said.
Phoenix police detectives contacted the children’s maternal grandmother in Phoenix, who confirmed that she had the children.
“The children’s grandmother agreed to transport the children from Phoenix to (the sheriff’s) Marina Del Rey station,” the L.A. deputy said. “At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the grandmother arrived with the two missing children.”
Both children were safely reunited with their father in Marina Del Rey.
Detectives in Marina Del Rey would ask jailers in Maricopa County to extradite Milner, the spokeswoman said.