Man charged with daughter's abduction in Tulsa
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
5/08/12 at 9:34 PM
A man who is accused of abducting his daughter was charged Tuesday with child stealing.
Police believe that Justin Lampkins, 31, took 2-year-old Venice Lampkins from her mother’s car while it was parked at a Tulsa apartment complex on 61st Street between Riverside Drive and Peoria Avenue on Sunday morning.
He was charged in Tulsa County District Court on Tuesday, and Special Judge Deborrah Ludi Leitch issued a warrant for his arrest.
Lampkins does not have custody rights, and Venice's mother, Rhea Smith, filed a protective order against him in March 2011. He's been charged with four misdemeanor counts of violating that order since it was filed, court records show.
Lampkins was arrested about four years ago following the abduction of another daughter in Alamosa, Colo., according to Denver news reports from August 2008. The girl was found unharmed, but her mother was cut with a knife during a confrontation with Lampkins, the reports said.
He is described in court records as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen driving a green Chevrolet S-10 pickup with Creek Nation tag A1645. He is believed to be in the Tulsa area.
Anyone with information about Venice or Justin Lampkins is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677) or tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers.