MILTON — A 36-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Milton on Tuesday.
Authorities say they were notified that Shawn Dudley, of Milton, was refusing to return his four-year-old son to the child’s mother.
Police say the mother has sole legal responsibility for the child.
Over the course of the past four days Milton police members, outreach workers, and member of the Vermont State Police’s crisis negotiation unit made several attempts to have Dudley voluntarily release the child to the mother.
During the course of the investigation, the Milton Police Department obtained a search warrant for the residence to arrest Dudley and to assure the safe return of the child.
On Friday, after nearly eight hours of negotiations with Dudley and repeated attempts to have Dudley release the child, the determination was made to enter the residence.
Once inside the residence, officers encountered several barricades and barriers hindering officers from moving inside the residence.
After several hours Dudley was taken into custody for custodial interference, resisting arrest, hindering law enforcement officers, and violation of a relief from abuse order.
Dudley was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for the lack of $1,500 bail.