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Infant Seized From Father Found; Mother Arrested

DESCHUTES COUNTY -- Over the weekend, police were called to a domestic disturbance in the Deschutes River Woods Neighborhood. Deputies learned two women struggled with the father of an infant child and then fled with the baby. Police say 30 year old Amber Joy Skeele is the child’s mother but lost custody after being arrested for child neglect. Police learned Skeel was from the Eugene area and early Sunday a state police officer spotted the car with the women and baby. Skeele was arrested and the infant returned to the father. Skeele is jailed in Bend on charges of Custodial Interference, Burglary and Contempt of Court.  Possible charges for the other woman will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review.

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