TULSA - The father of a 3-year-old girl at the center of an interstate adoption fight involving South Carolina, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation has turned himself in to authorities.
Dusten Brown has said he will not return his biological daughter, Veronica, to her adoptive parents in South Carolina.
That state issued a warrant for his arrest, and Monday morning Brown turned himself in to Cherokee Nation authorities.
Baby Veronica was born three years ago and right afterward her father let the girl's mother have custody of the baby.
But Brown said he didn't know Veronica's mother was going to put her up for adoption.
Matt and Melanie Capobianco adopted and raised the girl until she was two, then lost custody.
Brown got the girl back with help from the Cherokee Nation, but the Supreme Court of the United States said Brown should not have custody just because he is a Cherokee.
The case went back to South Carolina where the court gave the girl to the Capobiancos.
But the National Congress of American Indians says it will fight to help Brown retain his parental rights.