Charges In Alleged Vandalia Kidnapping

Darrel K. Moulton

34 year old Darrel K. Moulton, of Farina, the man accused of allegedly abducting his son in Fayette county over the weekend has been formally charged in Fayette County Circuit Court.

On Saturday, Vandalia Police announced that 9 year old Gahret Moulton had been taken from Sunset Drive in Vandalia by his father, Darrel Moulton. An Amber Alert was issued and local media distributed pictures of both Moultons. The pair was located in rural Fayette County Saturday evening. Gahret was unharmed.

Darrel Moulton has been charged with alleged Aggravated Kidnapping, a Class X Felony. Court documents state Moulton allegedly, “knowingly and secretly confined Gahret K. Moulton, a child under the age of 13 years, against his will.”

Darrel Moulton is being held on half a million dollars bond in the Fayette County Jail. A preliminary trial is scheduled for August 17.