KINGLSEY, Mich. – Michigan State Police located an abducted Wisconsin boy after a resident reported seeing the boy and his father in Kingsley.
Azariah Petrick, 4, was reportedly taken by his father, Mark Anthony Petrick, on July 22. A felony warrant for interference with custody was issued for Mark Petrick on July 24. They were from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
Troopers were dispatched to an address on Pearl Street, in Kingsley, after receiving a tip about the missing child. The caller said he had seen on social media that the child was missing and was certain that the child and father were staying in a motorhome on the property.
Troopers found Mark Petrick and the boy in a motorhome. Mark Petrick was taken into custody and the child confirmed his own identity.
Mark Petrick was uncooperative and gave police a fake name, officials said. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant and lodged at the Grand Traverse County Jail.
The boy has been returned to his mother.