South Carolina governor drops extradition request, Fallin drops warrant for Dusten Brown

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin withdrew the extradition warrant for the biological father of a Cherokee girl who was at the center of a bitter custody dispute Wednesday after South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley chose to drop her request to extradite the Nowata man.

Dusten Brown, who could still face a charge of custodial interference if he ever goes to South Carolina, had been scheduled to appear Thursday in an Oklahoma county court to face extradition to South Carolina.

Brown was charged in August with custodial interference for failing to hand over 4-year-old Veronica to her adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco of James Island, S.C.

Brown last week handed over his daughter to the Capobiancos after the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted an emergency stay that had kept Veronica in Oklahoma.

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