Missing 4-year-old home safe, father has warrant for arrest

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Tanner Swears, 4 years old, and Stephen Swears,55. Credit: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement has canceled the Missing Child Alert for 4-year-old Tanner Swears in Coconut Creek, Broward County that was issued Saturday.

Tanner’s father, Stephen Swears (who has legal custody) returned his son to a family friend after FDLE issued the alert for Tanner. The friend returned Tanner to his mom.

According to Coconut Creek Police Department, Tanner’s mom told police she and Stephen had an argument, and he pulled a gun on her. Then, he took Tanner and left their home.

Stephen is still at large, and the police department has a warrant out for his arrest. He faces a charge for Aggravated Assault.

Stephen is likely in the area of Coconut Creek in Broward County traveling in a 2013 silver Ford Mustang convertible, Florida tag number AIQ-Z45. He has short-cut silver hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs about 190 lbs.

FDLE warns anyone who sees him not to approach and contact law enforcement immediately. To contact Coconut Creek Police Department, call 954-973-6700, or dial 911.

FDLE’s missing endangered persons hotline is 1-888-356-4774.

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