A warrant has been issued for a 40-year-old St. Louis man accused of kidnapping a 6-year-old Jefferson City boy.
Jefferson City police issued an endangered child advisory Tuesday for Markell X. Beasley and said they're seeking Demitrius Beasley, who had a previous relationship with the child's mother but is not the child's biological father.
The mother told police she allowed Markell to travel to St. Louis from Jefferson City on Saturday with Demitrius Beasley's family members, who gave the child to him.
Police say Demitrius Beasley has no legal rights to Markell.
Online court records show a warrant was issued Tuesday for Demitrius Beasley, who is charged with kidnapping. Bond is $25,000.
Demitrius Beasley didn't have a lawyer listed.