LIVINGSTON, NJ – Dalia El-Akrass was arrested by Livingston Police on Monday to satisfy a 13-year standing warrant.
El-Akrass, originally a resident of Livingston, fled the country to Egypt with her 5-year-old daughter after a court granted joint custody to her and her ex-husband in 2000.
After violating that ruling, the Livingston Police Department issued a warrant for her arrest in May 2000 to charge El-Akrass with Interfering with Custody.
The father of the child was then granted full custody, but El-Akrass did not return to the United States until their daughter turned 18.
Livingston detectives recently received information about El-Akrass’s return to the states and her employment at Michael’s on Route 10 in East Hanover where they arrested her on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Akrass was taken to the Livingston Police Department and was then transported to the Essex County Jail by the Essex County Sheriff. She will appear in front of the Superior Court and currently has no bail pending her appearance before a judge.