May 1, 2019 – The brothers have been located in North Carolina and the father has been arrested.
The Presque Isle Police Department is searching for 12-year-old Joel Strother, II and 10-year-old Carter Strother, III from Presque Isle, Maine. They are believed to have been taken by their father, Joel Strothers several weeks ago and he has not returned them to the custody of their mother.
Authorities contacted the father, but he is refusing to cooperate with the investigation. There is currently an arrest warrant out for him as he is in violation of the custody agreement.
WAFB9 news stated the boys may also be traveling with Kimberly McLeod, AKA Kimberly Strother, Christopher McLeod and/or Matthew McLeod.
They may be traveling in a 2006 metallic covered GMC Terrain with temporary paper plates. They may also be traveling in a tan-colored Cadillac Escalade.
The authorities stated they may be in Raleigh, NC or Florida.
If you see these children or their father, please call the Presque Isle Police Department at 207-764-4476.