Durham man charged after boy featured in Amber Alert found safe

From staff reportsMarch 11, 2013 

— Police charged a man following a domestic dispute that prompted authorities to issue an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old boy early Monday morning.

The boy was found shortly after 8 a.m. and was not harmed.

Police charged the boy’s mother’s boyfriend, Santos Reynaldo Aplicano Gomez, 35, of Durham, with communicating threats, assault on a female, assault by strangulation, kidnapping, battery of an unborn child, assault in the presence of a minor and interfering with emergency communications.

Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 2300 block of Lednum Street around 11:34 p.m. Sunday. A woman told them her boyfriend, later identified as Gomez, injured her and left with his 4-year-old son and her 5-year-old son, according to police. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police arrested Gomez when he returned to the apartment on Lednum Street.

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