Monty Turner charged with twelve felonies after assaulting wife, fleeing with toddler to Canada

Custody fights among estranged couples are all too common. But few are as extreme as the one involving Monty Turner, who's accused of kidnapping his three-year-old son, Luke, and fleeing with him to Canada.

Luke was eventually found and reunited with his mother, Brandy. Now, authorities are throwing a whole legal library's worth of books at Monty. A total of sixteen charges filed against him, twelve of them felonies, including kidnapping and assault. Photos, videos and details below.

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