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Kidnapping suspect with 'Drug Cartel' face tattoo sought

November 28, 2013|By Victoria Kim
  • Charles Baines, 36, a parolee with mental health issues, is being sought for allegedly kidnapping his two sons.
Charles Baines, 36, a parolee with mental health issues, is being sought… (Los Angeles Sheriff's Department )

Authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate a parolee with mental health problems suspected of kidnapping his two children Wednesday night.

Charles Baines, 36, has a shaved head and the words “Drug Cartel” tattooed on his left cheek, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Baines allegedly took his two sons, who are 9 and 10 years old, from the Harbor City home of his mother, who has custody of the children, according to authorities.

Baines is driving a red Kia Spectra with the license plate 6FMN288, which was stolen from his mother, who was asleep when he left with the children, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

He is 6 feet 4 and 270 lbs. Authorities suspect he may currently be in Mexico.

Anyone with information about Baines or the children’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Carson Sheriff's Station at (310) 830-1123. They can also anonymously call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or use the website 


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