Charleston, SC (WLTX) -- The Charleston County Sheriff and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have sent officers to Oklahoma in connection to the Veronica custody case.
In a report by The Post And Courier, (http://bit.ly/1ckFRK5) Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon confirmed to the paper that he sent two deputies, along with a SLED Agent to Oklahoma Thursday morning, as a precautionary measure in case their assistance is needed with upcoming court proceedings.
According to the report, the Sheriff is not aware of any major development or action in the case surrounding 3 year old Veronica, her adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco, and her Native American father, Dustin Brown.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this summer that the Capobianco's adoption of baby Veronica should not be held up under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, due to Brown's not being involved in Veronica's early life.
A Charleston County arrest warrant was issued for Brown, charging him with custodial interference for failing to turn over custody of Veronica to her adoptive parents.
Dusten Brown, a Cherokee Tribe member, is a resident of Nowata, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has said she would assist in the extradition of Brown back to Charleston, if he did not allow the Capobiancos see the girl. Whether or not he has permitted this visit is unclear.