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Scott Kelley, fugitive featured on ‘The Hunt,’ surrenders

Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 15, 2015

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Federal marshals have arrested Scott Kelley, a fugitive accused of kidnapping who was featured on CNN’s “The Hunt.”

Kelley, 50, was taken into custody at the Atlanta airport Wednesday after returning to the United States on a flight from Costa Rica, Deputy U.S. Marshal Jamie Berry said.

“It was time to come home,” Kelley told People magazine after turning himself in to authorities at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica earlier this week.

Kelley has been wanted since 2004, accused of noncustodial kidnapping and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. His wife, Genevieve Kelley, who’s charged with the same crimes, turned herself in to authorities last year, just a few months after the case was featured on CNN’s “The Hunt.” Her trial is scheduled to start next month.

The couple is accused of kidnapping Genevieve Kelley’s daughter, Mary Nunes, when she was 8 years old. At the time, the child’s father, Mark Nunes, had full custody rights.

Now, she’s 19 years old and returned on the flight from Costa Rica with her stepfather, Berry said. Previously, authorities had said her whereabouts were unknown.

Kelley’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.