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Livingston man accused of taking child caught

Christopher Ricker Christopher Ricker
Dawn Ricker Dawn Ricker

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - A wild manhunt landed a Livingston couple behind bars Monday afternoon.

The chase began in Livingston Parish on Highway 63 just south of Interstate 12. The road is also known as Frost Road.

A woman named Daune Ricker reportedly had a date with her parole officer earlier in the afternoon. Sources say she had a problem with a drug test, which is part of her parole.

Parole officers went to the home to search for drugs. Investigators say that's when the woman's husband, 30-year-old Christopher Ricker, came home and an argument followed.

Ricker then allegedly grabbed his one-year-old child and ran. Livingston Parish deputies quickly got to the area and searched for the man and child. They captured him at a nearby house.

Both Ricker and his wife were arrested, along with two other people who allegedly helped Ricker get away from investigators.

The baby was not hurt.

Investigators say they found pills in the house, possibly within reach of the young child.

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