Child Abduction: Arrest warrant for Mason Co. dad of missing kids


LUDINGTON, Michigan (WZZM) – The Mason County Sheriff’s Department now has an arrest warrant for a father believed to have kidnapped his two children.

They are looking for Mark Allan McCallum, 52, on charges of parental kidnapping and being a habitual offender. 

McCallum is believed to have his four-year-old son Douglas McCallum and his two-year-old daughter Shelby McCallum.

He and his ex-wife, Sharon McCallum, had a court hearing scheduled for Friday.

“I know he is gone,” she says. “He did not show up for our court date today.”

Sharon says her ex-husband took their children to Arizona for several days last November — without telling anyone.

“His dad called me, and I talked him into bringing them back,” she says.

Mason County’s sheriff says his deputies are familiar with McCallum.

“We have had several police contacts with him in the last month that have us concerned about his mental condition,” says Sheriff Jeff Fiers.

Despite the concerns, the sheriff says they do not have any credible information that McCallum plans to or made statements about hurting his children.

Fiers says there are several different criteria for issuing an Amber Alert.  As of Friday evening the sheriff said the case did not meet the criteria, but said the case would be reassessed over the weekend.

McCallum may be in a dark green 1995 Dodge pickup with a Michigan license plate of DALE12,  or in a dark blue 2005 Chevrolet Malibu with a Michigan license plate of 1CDX85.

McCallum is believed to have family connections in Grand Rapids and Arizona.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Mason/Oceana Central Dispatch at 231-869-5858 or the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 231-843-3475.

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