Police search for missing 7-year-old

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The Gwinnett County Police Department is asking for your help locating a missing child. Police say they believe seven-year old Quamaine Finch is with 42-year-old Ricardo Medy. 

According to police, Quamaine’s mother was taken into custody in Fulton County last week for unknown charges. The child was initially left in the care of Medy, who is the mother’s boyfriend.

Since that time, the Division of Family and Children’s Services was awarded custody of Quamaine. 

On Tuesday, November 27, at about 7:30pm, officers assigned to the East Precinct, along with a member of DFCS, visited Ricardo’s Lawrenceville home.

According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Michele Pihera, Ricardo refused to answer the door for the officers. Through a phone conversation, he said that the child was not at the home. He told the officers that Quamaine was with his biological father at an unknown location.

The case was ultimately assigned to a detective in the Gwinnett Special Victims Unit. That detective secured an arrest warrant for Ricardo Medy.  He has been charged with Interference with Custody. 

Ricardo has previous ties to New Jersey, Florida, and Georgia. 

At this time, police say they do not know the whereabouts of Quamaine or Ricardo. However, police say Medy has made voluntary phone contact with a member of the media.

“It was relayed to Gwinnett Police that he does not acknowledge the warrant for his arrest or the authority of the police,” said police spokesman Wilbert M. Rundles. “He claims to have Quamaine with him and says that he is unharmed. Ricardo claims to be Quamaine’s father and is still refusing to cooperate in this matter. We urge him to surrender Quamaine and to turn himself into the Gwinnett County Jail.”

Police are asking anyone who knows their locations to contact detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. The case number is 18-110731.