The Newport Beach Police Department is asking for help in locating a man suspected of felony domestic violence, felony child endangerment and child abduction in connection with an incident early Sunday on East Bay Avenue.
Lucas Delany Huscher, 31, of Bishop, Calif., was last seen at about 11 a.m. today at the Riverside Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nev., according to a police statement.
The incident began about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, when police received a call of domestic violence in the 400 block of E. Bay Avenue, the statement said. The victim was visiting the area with Huscher, who is accused of striking her several times, causing serious injuries, the statement said. The suspect then fled the area with his 13-month-old daughter, the statement said.
“While attempting to flee the area the suspect was involved in a minor traffic collision at 15th Street and West Balboa Blvd.,” the statement said. “He then fled the area on foot with his daughter. Newport Beach Police Officers, assisted by Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol, and Huntington Beach Police Air Support, searched the area for approximately three hours; however they were unable to locate the suspect or his daughter. Newport Beach Police Officers investigating the incident were initially in contact with suspect Huscher via telephone, however communications have recently ceased and he has failed to comply with requests to turn himself in to the nearest Police Department.”
Huscher was in the area of Santa Paula, Filmore, Bodfish and Lake Isabella, investigators have determined.
“Earlier today Huscher turned his daughter over to a family member who resides in Bullhead City, Arizona,” the statement said.”She is in good condition and appears unharmed.”
Huscher is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 165 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. Police say he has a tattoo of a cross on his right shoulder and a scar on his abdomen.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Det. Ryan Peters at (949) 644- 3779 or the Police Department’s Hotline at 1-(800)-550-NBPD.
Photo courtesy of the Newport Beach Police Department.