Florida man arrested in connection with Tempe Amber Alert – AZCentral.com
David Lee Fuller, of Florida, is accused of custodial interference and unlawful means of transportation after police say he drove off with his 8-year-old daughter and another child on Nov. 12, 2016, triggering an Amber Alert out of Tempe.(Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)
A Florida man has been arrested in connection with an Amber Alert triggered by Tempe police early Saturday morning after the alleged abduction of his 8-year-old daughter and another child.
David Lee Fuller, 39, was booked into Tempe City Jail and is facing charges of custodial interference and unlawful means of transportation.
Court records released Monday give insight into the incident.
In the records, police say they began looking for Fuller when the mother of the girls, ages 3 and 8, reported that Fuller had stolen a vehicle with the children inside.
According to court documents, Fuller is the father of the 8-year-old girl but had not been in contact with the child or her mother in several years. The mother was living in California and Fuller was living in Florida when they agreed to meet in Arizona so that Fuller could spend time with the girl.
The mother borrowed a car from a friend and brought along both her daughters when she picked up Fuller in New Mexico. The four of them drove to Arizona on Thursday but did not have a place to stay, so they slept in the car, records state.
At about 10 p.m. Friday, Fuller and the mother got into an argument while parked outside a Circle K near Mill Avenue and Broadway Road. She became tired and said she “needed a break,” as she left the vehicle to use the convenience store’s restroom, records show.
By the time she returned, Fuller, the children and the car were gone, according to police.
The woman called and texted