NewsMontana and Regional News


Authorities searching for Lodge Grass infant with non-custodial father

missing person photo.jpg
Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-21 10:00:46-04

(UPDATE, 7:30 a.m., April 21) The Missing-Endangered Person Advisory has been canceled. Gerome has been located by BIA Crow Agency officers and is safe. No other information has been released.

(1st REPORT, 9:40 p.m., April 20) The Montana Department of Justice on Wednesday night issued a Missing-Endangered Person Advisory for two-year old Gerome Poitra, at the request of the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office.

Gerome is 3 foot 4, weighs 50 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a green shirt, Brown Bears windbreaker jacket, red shorts with green stripes, and blue Nike shoes.

Gerome was taken from his grandparent’s home by his non-custodial father Dexter Poitra, who is 6 foot 2, and weighs 160 pounds.

There is concern for Gerom'es safety and well-being.

They were last seen in a 2016 grey Dodge Caravan with Montana plate of 22-8201C.

If you have any information on the location of Gerome or Dexter, you're asked to call the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office at 406-665-9780 or call 911.