Police locate man, daughters after skipped custody hearing

Lancaster

Harvey David Eaton III

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities who were asking for help to locate a Lancaster County man they say skipped a court hearing regarding the custody of his children say all three have been found.

Harvey David Eaton III, 29, and his daughters, ages 2 and 9, were found Thursday afternoon at a location in Columbia and all are safe, the district attorney’s office said.

Columbia police took Eaton into custody. His daughters will be placed in protective custody.

Authorities announced earlier in the day that they were looking for Eaton and his daughters. The district attorney’s office said a judge granted custody of the girls to the county’s children and youth agency, but Eaton and his daughters did not appear for a hearing Aug. 2.

Authorities have not released information on the reasons for the custody action. They said the girls’ mother is not able to care for them at this point.

Investigators said they did not consider the situation an abduction. Eaton is charged with two felony counts of interference of custody of children.

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