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Mother who fled with son to prevent circumcision arrested

A South Florida woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision has been arrested. Heather Hironimus was arrested Thursday in Deerfield Beach, Broward County jail records show. In March, Palm Beach County Judge Jeffrey Gillen issued a warrant for her arrest after she failed to appear in court with her 4-year-old son. Hironimus' attorney, Thomas Hunker, told Local 10 News reporter Neki Mohan that his client checked into an unspecified domestic violence shelter with the boy. "They sought refuge in a domestic violence crisis shelter and they're receiving help there," Hunker said. The boy's father, Dennis Nebus, hasn't seen his son since Feb. 19. Court documents show that Hironimus and Nebus had a son together on Oct. 31, 2010. Although they never married, the couple is considered the legal and biological parents of the boy. Hironimus and Nebus agreed to a circumcision in a 2012 legal document, but Hironimus later changed her mind and fought to prevent the boy's circumcision. Circuit and appellate judges have sided with the father. It wasn't immediately known if Hironimus was with her son when she was arrested. Hironimus was being held in the main Broward County jail. She will likely be brought to Palm Beach County to face a charge of custody interference. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10

A South Florida woman who fled with her son while fighting to prevent his circumcision has been arrested.

Heather Hironimus was arrested Thursday in Deerfield Beach, Broward County jail records show.

In March, Palm Beach County Judge Jeffrey Gillen issued a warrant for her arrest after she failed to appear in court with her 4-year-old son.

Hironimus’ attorney, Thomas Hunker, told Local 10 News reporter Neki Mohan that his client checked into an unspecified domestic violence shelter with the boy.

“They sought refuge in a domestic violence crisis shelter and they’re receiving help there,” Hunker said.

The boy’s father, Dennis Nebus, hasn’t seen his son since Feb. 19.

Court documents show that Hironimus and Nebus had a son together on Oct. 31, 2010. Although they never married, the couple is considered the legal and biological parents of the boy.

Hironimus and Nebus agreed to a circumcision in a 2012 legal document, but Hironimus later changed her mind and fought to prevent the boy’s circumcision. Circuit and appellate judges have sided with the father.

It wasn’t immediately known if Hironimus was with her son when she was arrested.

Hironimus was being held in the main Broward County jail. She will likely be brought to Palm Beach County to face a charge of custody interference.

Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10

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