UPDATE: Missing Shreveport child found in East Texas

Shreveport Police Department
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 5:50pm

UPDATE (09-15-13): A child reported missing last week in west Shreveport has been located safe and sound in East Texas.

On Sunday, Shreveport Police investigators were contacted by Upshur County Sheriff's officials regarding the arrest of a man who was in connection with the disappearance of Matthew Edwin Monie, 6, on September 13, 2013.

The man, Matthew Monie, 45, was arrested at a home located in Ore City, Texas.

At the time of Monie's arrest he was accompanied by the minor child, Matthew Edwin Monie, who was recovered uninjured.

Monie was arrested with the help of officials from the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Matthew Edwin Monie was put into the custody of child welfare officials.

Matthew Monie was arrested for interference with the custody of a child and will be extradited back to Shreveport to face charges. His bond is currently set at $500,000.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

ORIGINAL (09-14-13 10:26 a.m.): Shreveport Police are seeking the whereabouts of a missing child.

The child was last seen mid Friday afternoon and is missing from a west Shreveport home.

Just after 6:45 p.m. Shreveport Police were called to a home in the 9000 block of Loan Oak Drive.

On arrival, officers were told that Matthew Edwin Monie, 6, was missing and had not been seen since 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.

Matthew was last seen playing in the home's front yard.

Matthew Monie is a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 3 feet 5 inches and weighs 46 pounds.

Monie was last seen wearing his school uniform of khaki pants and red colored polo shirt. He was also wearing blue and yellow tennis shoes.

Anyone with any information of the whereabouts of this child is asked to call Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers immediately at (318)-673-7373 or on their website at www.lockmeup.org.


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