IMPD arrests father of abducted child

DeAndre Averitte (Provided Photo/IMPD)
DeAndre Averitte (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrested a father who they say abducted his 9-month-old child on Saturday morning.

Police arrested DeAndre Averitte on Sunday near the Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park on Depauw Boulevard at 10:55 a.m.

Police say Averitte battered the child’s mother and then took off with the child. The child was located safely just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Averitte is the non-custodial father of the child.

Averitte is preliminarily charged with domestic battery, residential entry and auto theft. Police say additional charges are possible. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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