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Fresno couple: Charged with kidnapping

Michael Dean Flores, 29, of Fresno, at right, and his girlfriend, Carmen Morales, 41, of Fresno, have been arrested and charged with kidnapping, felony child endangerment and conspiracy after they reportedly took a Selma woman’s infant son without permission. Flores is the estranged boyfriend of the victim.

SELMA – A Fresno man and his girlfriend have been arrested after they allegedly took a Selma woman’s six-month old son without her permission Dec. 3, Selma Police Chief Greg Garner reports.

The pair has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, felony child endangerment and conspiracy to commit a kidnapping. After the 19-hour ordeal, the child has been returned unharmed to his mother.

Michael Dean Flores, 29, of Fresno, is the estranged boyfriend of the mother. She spent several hours texting him in an effort to get him to return her son. Eventually, Flores stopped responding and she called the police around 9 p.m. Dec. 3.

Garner reports that detectives worked the case throughout the night using electronic tracking technology to narrow their search to the area of Blackstone and Dakota in Fresno.

Selma Detectives responded and saw a vehicle driven by a person matching the description of the suspect. They were also able to determine the vehicle had recently been rented by the suspect’s current girlfriend, Carmen Morales, 41, of Fresno.

Detectives followed the vehicle to a McDonald’s parking lot at Blackstone and Shields avenues and then took the suspects into custody. The infant was found unharmed and in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle and was returned to his mother “in good condition,” Garner said.

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