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Father accused of O.C. kidnapping turns himself in

October 26, 2010 | 10:35 am

Fernandez, abraham A man accused of abducting his two sons from their mother's home in Anaheim has surrendered to authorities in Texas.

Abraham Fernandez, 23, of Houston, surrendered to Harris County sheriff's deputies Monday after being sought for two weeks on a fugitive arrest warrant for alleged kidnapping and child abduction.

He has not told authorities the whereabouts of his children, said Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Gilliland.

Anaheim police said Fernandez kidnapped 4-year-old Jacob Quinones and 2-year-old Justin Quinones on Oct. 7 while their mother took out the trash outside her home.

Fernandez faces a court hearing Wednesday on his extradition to Orange County.

"We do not know the location of the kids, and obviously he does," said Anaheim Police Sgt. Tim Schmidt. "Their safety and well-being is most important to us."

The boys' grandfather, Louis Mendoza Fernandez, 52, has a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly helping his son and fleeing with the boys. His whereabouts are unknown.

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.

-- Tony Barboza

Photo: Abraham Fernandez. Credit: Harris County Sheriff's office