Updated: Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013, 6:26 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013, 6:26 PM EST
STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- 42 Daniel Candales faces a judge in Rhode Island after police say he took off from the Stonington police department New Year's eve setting off a high speed chase and Amber Alert because his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter Daisha Rhodes was still in his truck.
Candales was at the station to drop off his 5-year-old daughter to his ex-wife. Police say an argument on the ride there with his girlfriend escalated into arguments at the police station where an officer told him not to leave but he did.
"In addition to the frustration and the arguments that were going on now he was not obeying the direction of the officer and that was a concern," said Capt. Jerry Desmond of the Stonington Police.
Concern was elevated because Candales is a registered sex offender and has a history of violating protective orders, stalking, and criminal possession of a firearm. After the amber alert went out officers in Richmond, Rhode Island spotted his pick up truck in a Stop and Shop parking lot.
News 8 spoke with the police chief in Richmond and he says one of the officers approached the truck and ordered Candales out of the vehicle but he refused.
He then ordered him to show his hands and Candales refused again. Finally he got out of the truck claiming he was on his cell phone with police. That's when he was ordered to the ground and complied.
Candales was held without bail until his court date this morning where he waived his right to extradition sending him back to the Stonington Police Department where the trouble started two days ago. Daisha was reunited with her mother that night.
"It was good to see that we were able to resolve the case quickly and safely and get the child back," said Capt. Desmond.
Candales is set to go in front of a New London judge tomorrow.