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Man arrested in McFarland child abduction

Posted at 9:29 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 00:29:55-04

A man was arrested by California Highway Patrol in coordination with the FBI Friday for abducting a child.

Stockton area CHP officers pulled Justin Tapia over during a traffic stop southbound Highway 99 north of Jackstone Road. Officers found Tapia and the child in a Ford Mustang GT.

The child was unharmed and Tapia was placed under arrest by CHP through an arrest warrant obtained by McFarland police.

The child will be released to her mother. Tapia will be booked into Kern County Sheriff’s Central Receiving Facility.