COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Governor Nikki Haley has signed a warrant for the extradition of the father of the Cherokee Indian girl once nicknamed “Baby Veronica.”
Dusten Brown has turned himself over to authorities in Oklahoma, but refused extradition to South Carolina without a governor's warrant.
Brown was charged over the weekend with custodial interference after failing to appear at a court-ordered meeting in this state with a Charleston-area couple trying to adopt his daughter.
The girl has been with Brown's wife and his parents while he's been serving with the National Guard.
A South Carolina judge is trying to finalize Veronica's re-location to South Carolina after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal law favoring Native American children staying with extended family or other tribal members does not apply in this case.