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Police looking for parents accused of hiding child from DSS

DSS is searching for 1-year-old Zander Ammons and his parents. (Source: HCPD) DSS is searching for 1-year-old Zander Ammons and his parents. (Source: HCPD)
Charles Lester Ammons, 42, is wanted for custodial interference. (Source: HCPD) Charles Lester Ammons, 42, is wanted for custodial interference. (Source: HCPD)
Kaitlyn Courville, 24, is also wanted for custodial interference (Source: HCPD) Kaitlyn Courville, 24, is also wanted for custodial interference (Source: HCPD)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County Police officials said they are looking for two Aynor parents who refuse to turn their one-year-old child over to the Department of Social Services, and have been hiding him since June.

Charles Lester Ammons, 42, and Kaitlyn Courville, 24, are both wanted for custodial interference, according to a news release from the Horry County Police Department. In June, DSS issued an Ex Parte Order and were to take custody of their son, Zander Ammons.

DSS determined the parents were no longer at their listed address, the release states. DSS then called the parents, who refused to turn the child over, and have been hiding from DSS ever since.

WMBF News spoke with the neighbors of Ammons. They say they had no idea this was happening and saw Charles, "Chuck", a few weeks ago. 

Neighbors say baby Zander was always with Chuck and he seems like a very good father. 

As a neighbor, they say they couldn't ask for anything better and Chuck always looked out for their property and helped with household projects like building new porches and roofs. 

"When somebody's in the yard and we're at work he'll call and tell us someone's messing around. Anything you need help with he'll help nine times out of 10 he's with his kids he seems like a good daddy," explains Adam Cribb. 

Cribb lives next to Ammons and says he kept to himself for the most part but is a good man. 

Cribb does not know why DSS would be involved with Ammons and his son.

On Thursday, warrants were issued for both parents, and HCPD is working with DSS to locate them and Zander, who is now listed as a missing person.

If you have information that could lead to their arrest, you are asked to call 915-TIPS.

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