Gaige Burnes

Gaige Burnes, previous booking photo

WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – The 3-year-old son of a wanted man was found Tuesday in Oklahoma, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies last week asked for help finding 25-year-old Gaige Burnes and his 3-year-old son, Colt Burnes. They said Gaige has a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest and was suspected to be in the Hillsboro area, possibly near Shute Park. Colt was believed to be with him, according to deputies.

The sheriff’s office Tuesday said Colt is in good health and is currently in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Gaige Burnes was not located and is still outstanding.

The Oregon Department of Human Services will travel to Oklahoma to take custody of Colt and bring him back to Oregon.

DHS previously said they have a Protective Custody Order for Colt. They said last week they believed Colt could be in harm’s way or not receiving the care he needs.

The sheriff’s office did not share any additional details, including where in Oklahoma Colt was found.

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