Photography courtesy of Facebook.

A missing Richmond child has been returned to his father.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with the child’s father, Joshua Cringan:

Joshua Cringan

A Richmond Sheriff’s Deputy alerted Cringan Thursday night Nikose Ray Cringan, 4, had been located in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  “How he was found was a tip from somebody who had seen them from the posters and the different, you know, airings of it,” said Cringan, “So it was a person’s tip, called and led the police department down there, right to where they were at.”

Cringan said he had not seen his son since October, despite having been awarded sole custody on November 19th.  Nikose was allegedly taken by his mother, Cassi Licata.

Cringan said he was reunited with his son at about 10:30 Friday morning.  “I just want to thank everybody for all the support and help.  Especially Facebook and broacast, everything.  People were continually sharing it.  I found out that it made it to all 50 states.  It was amazing.  If it wasn’t for the support and the help, we probably would still be looking for him,” said Cringan.