Father faces charges after he, missing boy found at motel, authorities say

Christopher Tondre charged with aggravated kidnapping, child endangerment

MIDLAND, Texas – A father is facing charges after he and his 4-year-old son, who was reported missing, were found Saturday afternoon at a motel on the Northeast Side.

Multiple agencies worked since Friday afternoon to find Caleb Tondre and his father, Christopher Tondre. Authorities said the two were found at 6:43 p.m. Saturday at the motel.

Authorities said Tondre took his son after he assaulted his wife in a domestic disturbance.

Caleb is unharmed and in the custody of the San Antonio Police Department, officials said. Tondre is in jail, charged with aggravated kidnapping and child endangerment.

Officials said the apprehension was made after a relative was followed and talked to after numerous hours of surveillance.

Tondre will be arraigned before a magistrate in San Antonio, officials said. Deputies from the Midland County Sheriff's Office will take him back to Midland, where he will be arraigned and await trial in the Midland County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office said the boy's mother is trying to make arrangements to pick up her son in San Antonio.

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