Authorities Working To Bring Cherokee Girl, Father To South Carolina

Aug 13, 2013

A South Carolina sheriff says he is working with authorities to figure out how to bring a Cherokee girl from Oklahoma to her adoptive parents.

Credit Cherokee Nation

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said Monday he is also working with state and federal authorities to bring biological father Dusten Brown to South Carolina to face charges.

The 3-year-old named Veronica has been living with Brown since 2011, but courts have finalized her adoption by a Charleston-area couple.

Brown was charged with custodial interference after he failed to appear at a scheduled meeting Aug. 4.

Cannon says he doesn't know Brown's whereabouts. Cherokee Nation spokeswoman Amanda Clinton said Veronica is in the care of her paternal grandparents and Brown's wife.

Brown's attorney says his client is caught between competing jurisdictions.