Wash. police search for couple accused of taking infant

Wash. police search for couple accused of taking infant
From left, Kasey McKernan, Summer Smith and Jaxon Smith

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Vancouver Police are asking for help locating a couple that allegedly absconded with their five-month-old son who was in protective custody.

It happened on November 27.

Acting on a court order, Child Protective Services in Washington had taken custody of Jaxon Smith when his father, Kasey McKernan, assaulted the CPS worker, grabbed the child and fled in a car driven by Summer Smith.

Police say that criminal charges are pending against the couple.

Smith is 36. McKernan is 31.

They fled in a black 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck bearing Washington License Plate "A11272U."

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Summer Smith, Kasey McKernan, or Jaxon Smith are asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Tip Line at (360)487-7399.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.