'Down on his luck' runaway Lakeville, Minn., dad to appear in California court
Published 08/31/2011, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / MCT
If Steven Cross waives extradition, he could be returned to Minnesota's Dakota County in a week or so. He's charged with gross-misdemeanor child neglect and could lose custody in a separate child-protection case. Cross is also under investigation in an unrelated fraud case but didn't yet know that when he left town, authorities said Tuesday.Word count: 786
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