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Arrest warrants issued for father, grandfather of kidnapped Anaheim boys

October 12, 2010 |  5:52 pm

Orange County law enforcement authorities issued arrest warrants Tuesday for a father and grandfather charged with abducting two small children from their mother in Anaheim. Kidnapped Anaheim Boys

Abraham Fernandez, 23, may have fled to Texas after taking his two children, ages 2 and 4, while their mother took out the trash Thursday outside her home, authorities said. The grandfather, Louis Mendoza Fernandez, 52, is accused of helping his son and and fleeing with the two boys, authorities said.

The men, Houston residents, are each charged with two felony counts of kidnapping and two felony counts of child abduction, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

The mother initially told police that her children, Jacob and Justin Quinones, were taken by two strangers. Detectives later discovered the men's true identities.

Two relatives -- Linda Fernandez and her husband David Nichols -- have been charged with harboring the men and boys in Monrovia the night of the abduction.

Anyone with information is asked to call Supervising Dist. Atty. Investigator Jaime Joyce at (714) 347-8560 or Anaheim police Det. Daron Wyatt at (714) 765-1434.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Jacob and Justin Quinones. Credit: KTLA and Anaheim Police Department