News Release- UPDATE 09-09-2021

Sheriff's Office Updates & Alerts - Stearns County, Minnesota
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News Release- UPDATE


On September 9, 2021, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office located the children in the City of St. Cloud and have spoken with both parents. Prior investigation showed that in the previous days they had been in South Dakota and North Dakota. The investigation is continuing and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office thanks the public for their assistance in this investigation.                

On the evening of Saturday, September 4th, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office posted information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts regarding our attempts to locate the Herrington’s and their four children. Since then, we have received several tips and other information, but we have not located them. Robert Herrington is the subject of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order and is barred from having contact with Erika Herrington. Due to a past history of domestic abuse this is not a safe environment for the children to be in. Robert Herrington was arrested by our office on August 8th for a No Contact Order Violation. On that date he was found with Erika and their children inside a storage unit in St. Augusta. Because of these circumstances, Stearns County and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office are looking to locate the family to assess their current situation and possibly take appropriate action.

We are working with our partners here in Stearns County and across the area to process tips received. Please note, while there is concern for the surroundings and conditions the children may be in, we do not currently have information that would prompt our office to request an Amber Alert be issued. Amber Alert criteria is well established but does not fit this situation at this time.

If you have information that may lead to the current whereabouts of the Herrington’s, please contact our office or your local law enforcement agency to make a report. We will provide updates as they are available. 

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