(Council Bluffs) Authorities have located a missing four-year-old Council Bluffs boy. Police say Dana Smith, removed her biological son, Nicholas Patterson from the Iowa Department of Human Services foster care Friday without authorization after learning that a court order was issued to place the child into protective custody.
Omaha Police received a tip from a citizen and were able to locate the mother and the boy Sunday during a traffic stop. Smith had made an attempt to conceal the boy’s identity by dressing him in girls clothing.
Dana Smith was placed under arrest on warrants for third-degree kidnapping and second-degree burglary and taken to Douglas County Corrections.
Nicholas Patterson has been placed under protective custody through Department of Human Services.
May 27, 2013