South Carolina Drops Extradition Order For Dusten Brown
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is dropping her request to extradite the biological father of a Cherokee girl who was at the center of a bitter custody dispute. He could still face a charge of custodial interference.
Dusten Brown had been scheduled to appear Thursday in an Oklahoma county court to face extradition to South Carolina. Brown was charged in August with custodial interference for failing to hand over 4-year-old Veronica to her adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco of James Island, S.C.
“We are pleased that Governor Haley has withdrawn her request for extradition and see this as a step in the right direction for all involved," Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree said in a statement.
Brown last week handed over his daughter to the Capobiancos after the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted an emergency stay that had kept Veronica in Oklahoma.
Brown of Nowata, Okla., could still face the charge if he ever goes to South Carolina.
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