ANTIOCH -- The 24-year-old who police say abducted his 11-month-old daughter after a domestic dispute has turned himself into police, authorities said.
Joshua Elijah Benton, of Antioch, turned himself in at 6 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Desmond Bittner of the Antioch Police Department. He was taken to Martinez Detention Facility, where he is being held in lieu of $235,000 bail.
Benton faces four charges, including child endangerment with possible injury and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.
Authorities issued a statewide Amber Alert Monday after Benton allegedly grabbed his daughter, Justice Alasheia Benton, from a home in the area of Rainier and Sunset lanes at 10:19 a.m.
Police said the elder Benton fired one shot into the air from a handgun before leaving in a minivan possibly driven by another person. Police tracked down Benton based on tips, and as officers closed in on him, he handed the child off to relatives and fled on foot, according to an Antioch police news release. Benton's mother, Earlene Norbert, later disputed the police account of the events.
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