Sheriff: Parents who kidnapped infant son caught 2,000 miles away

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Chad Eastlack (left) and Penny Eastlack were arrested

Chad Eastlack (left) and Penny Eastlack were arrested in Montana. (Randolph County Sheriff’s office)

ASHEBORO, N.C.  — Authorities say two North Carolina parents kidnapped their own infant son from social services, then apparently drove across the country in a stolen minivan.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s office said Sunday that John Eastlack was found by Missoula, Montana police officers at a hotel with his parents after officers spotted the minivan.

The boy was unharmed and was turned over to social service workers in Missoula, which is about 2,000 miles from Randolph County, North Carolina.

The sheriff’s office says he was taken from a social services department in North Carolina several days ago.

Missoula County jail records show the father, Chad Eastlack, was being held on a fugitive charge.

The Randolph County sheriff didn’t immediately return an email asking if the mother, Penny Worthy, would be charged.