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Atascadero Police: Missing man and 4-year-old boy found

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 20:23:35-05

The Atascadero Police Department says a missing man and his 4-year-old son have been found.

Officials say around 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon they received information that Cody Parrott had been in the Tehachapi area. A CHP officer later located Parrott's car near Independence, CA and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. They say Parrott initially failed to stop for the officers, but eventually did pull over. He was taken into custody for evading a police unit and child endangerment.

Lt. Robert Molle with APD says the child is in good health.

According to Atascadero PD, on January 31, the Atascadero Police Department responded to a missing person’s report involving suspicious circumstances.

During the investigation, Atascadero PD learned that a resident, Cody Parrott, had been acting irrational. Atascadero PD says Cody left the residence sometime during the night and took his 4-year-old son, Noah Parrot, with him.

Officials say the pair did pass through Kern County at some point and they are currently making arrangements to get the child back home.

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