YOUNGSTOWN - A 36-year-old man charged with kidnapping and abducting his 3-year-old son surrendered to the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office on Sunday just days after being indicted by a grand jury.
A county deputy confirmed that Robert Partridge turned himself in about 5:30 p.m. The deputy said Partridge, who was being held at the Mahoning County Jail Sunday night, is expected to be arraigned today or Tuesday.
Deputies said they could not confirm the whereabouts of Partridge's son, Logan. However, initial reports indicated the boy was unharmed and that he was to be reunited with his mother.
A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court grand jury indicted Partridge on Thursday.
Authorities said Partridge, who has a Cottage Pines address in Warren, an address in Austintown and one in Canton, was supposed to give his son to the boy's mother in November after his allotted visitation, but instead disappeared with the child.
Police looked for the boy at an apartment that Partridge has in Austintown, but he and the child were not there. The apartment had also been cleared out.
The case has sparked community interest. Posters with the word "Missing" boldly displayed on them, along with a photo of Partridge and the boy, were displayed throughout the community at various businesses including the Petro Stopping Center in Weathersfield.