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Missing 6-year-old found unharmed in Texas, father arrested

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Matthew Edwin Monie, the missing 6-year-old from Shreveport, was found safe and unharmed in Texas Sunday afternoon.

Shreveport police say he was in the company of his biological father Matthew Monie, 45, at a home in Ore City. Upshur Sheriff's Office arrested Monie at the location on an outstanding warrant for interference with the custody of a child. He was taken into custody with help from the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force. Matthew Edwin was found uninjured and placed in the custody of child welfare officials.

Monie will be extradited back to Shreveport where he'll face charges. His bond has been set at $500,000. Police point out this is not the end of the investigation into Matthew's disappearance. 

Matthew Edwin vanished from the front lawn of his West Shreveport home Friday afternoon around 4 PM.

"Matthew was playing outside. I was working on my truck. I finished my truck, went to put supper out, came back out ten minutes later and he was gone," Shane Rogers said during an interview Saturday.

Rogers is Matthew Edwin's step-father. He was granted custody of his ex-wife's son only earlier this year. Rogers says the boy's mother isn't involved in his life and that his father tried to take him back before the disappearance. 

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