Casper child abducted from El Marko Bowling Alley; Later found safe

(Casper, Wyo.) - The Casper Police Department responded to El Marko Lanes and Galloway's at approximately 6:00 pm Monday night for a report of a five year old male who presumed to have been abducted by some men at El Marko Lanes. The boy was later found safe shortly after 8:00 pm near the West end of the Central Wyoming Fair Grounds. The boy had been taken by a thirty-three-year-old male who is now in police custody with charges of kidnapping pending. The young boy was taken to the Mills Police Department and then to Wyoming Medical Center. He has been returned safely to his family. The thirty-three-year-old male was located by officers after speaking with Fair staff and supervisors, and he is believed to be from out of state. The investigation continues and the child has been interviewed at the Child Advocacy Project. The Casper Police Department is conducting an investigation regarding the incident and asking citizens who were on the walking path between the Game and Fish office (3030 Energy Lane) and the Three Crowns Golf Course yesterday, between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm, or in the Morad Park area to call the Casper Police Department at 235-8278. More information will be provided as it becomes available. #oilcity #news