SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The U.S. Marshals Service has provided additional information as to how Kristopher Dohm, 36, of Hopatcong was apprehended for the abduction of his two children Parker, 8 and Jaxon, 7.
The Marshals Service, in conjunction with the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF), Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, and New Port Richey, FL Police Department located the children with Dohm and his friend, Edward Tarras at the Royal Palm Inn in New Port Richey on Wednesday, March 18 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Dohm and Tarras were immediately and easily apprehended and taken into custody. The children, who had been listed with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, were taken right away into protective custody with Child Protection Investigators.
Tarras has been a wanted fugitive in the State of Tennessee since Aug. 15, 2014, when he was able to remove his ankle monitoring while on pretrial release, and depart Tennessee. Tarras was part of Tennessee’s Top Ten Most Wanted as of Aug. 19 for two-dozen sex charges. Rape (one count), Sexual Battery (two counts), Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (19 counts) and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (one count) were among them. Tarras used a Craigslist ad on Nashville’s Craigslist to lure victims, with a modeling casting call ploy seeking teenage girls.
Investigators learned that Dohm and Tarras had been friends since childhood.
The children were abducted on Thursday, Feb. 5 when they were visiting with Dohm. Previously, there had been no issue with visitation, until Dohm asked ex-wife Sandra (Sandye) Hughes Dohm if he could bring the children to visit his ailing father in Nevada. When Hughes Dohm consented, Dohm provided her with flight information for a returning airliner into Newark on Monday, Feb. 9. Hughes Dohm waited for four hours with no word and the inability to reach Dohm on his cell phone. After seeking Dohm and the children out at his apartment and not locating them, she immediately contacted the Hopatcong Police Department.
It turned out, Dohm’s father was not ailing and he never boarded the flight with the boys.
Dohm’s vehicle was filmed passing through Baltimore’s Ft. McHenry Tunnel heading south on Interstate 95 on Friday, Feb. 6.
The Hopatcong Police Department charged Dohm with Interference of Custody and the U.S. Marshals on Feb. 20 with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
Dohm and Tarras are currently lodged at the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, each to be later extradited.
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