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Polk County father of missing child arrested

Lakeland, Florida - The father who Winter Haven Police say may have been the last person to see his young daughter and her mother before they went missing in October of 2009 has been arrested.

32-year-old Lester Ross was taken into custody early Friday morning in Lakeland.  He accused of not paying child or spousal support and grand theft.

Detectives say while he was renting a house in Winter Haven he used utilities without paying. The house located at
703 Hemenway Drive was searched on October 18. Evidence technicians dug up the back yard looking for clues after he was evicted from the house.

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Winter Haven police say they still have no new leads into what happened to Ronkeya Holmes and Masaraha Ross. They are considered missing and endangered.

Lester Ross was supposed to be caring for the 3-year-old so Ronkeya could concentrate on her classes at Savannah Technical College. He maintains he turned his daughter back over to Ronkeya at a Haines City Wal-mart but detectives were never able to find security video to support the claim and the mother and daughter haven't been seen since.


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