Robert Herrington and his wife, Erika Herrington, are still missing after almost a week. The pair was reported missing last week along with their four kids. According to authorities, Erika, her 8-year-old sons Landon and Carter, her daughter Briella, 3, and her daughter Delilah, 2, are supposedly in danger.
The 34-year-old father was served with a domestic assault no-contact order two years ago but has violated the order before. Now he and his family have gone missing. They are expected to be all together, police said.
In a statement posted Saturday, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office wrote that it is “looking for Robert and Erika Herrington and their four children… They are believed to be together and traveling in a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, white with a black top, and displaying Minnesota license BWD 364.”
According to the sheriff’s office, Robert Herrington is not supposed to be around Erika or his children. “There is concern for the children’s welfare due to this and other conditions they may be in,” police explained. “If you see the Herrington’s, their vehicle, or have information on their whereabouts please contact our office [at] 320-251-4240 or 911.”
Robert Herrington was banned from seeing his wife and kids after he allegedly grabbed Erika by the neck and threatened her with a knife. The violent incident occurred in 2019, court documents showed. He was later charged with domestic assault. During the December 11 assault, Robert Herrington “pinned” his wife “down to the floor by her neck, causing her to be in fear for her safety.”
He was also accused of threatening his wife earlier on December 11, claiming he would “poke her with a knife if she tried to get help.” He pleaded guilty to those charges but was released on bail while he waited for his sentencing.
According to Minnesota court records, Herrington also has a long record including allegations of assault, aggravated robbery, theft, fraud, forgery, driving while intoxicated, and drug possession. He was described as a 6-foot-1 man with blue eyes that weighs 235 pounds.
Erika Herrington was then reported missing two months later along with her three children. At the time, Erika’s mother had feared for their safety. She accused Robert of wanting to her daughter and the three children. Erika’s mother also told police that she believed Erika would go back to Robert Herrington if he asked.
Eventually the missing Minnesota family was tracked down. They were found in South Dakota but were returned home. Robert Herrington was charged with violating his restraining order. Last month he was charged with the same crime but was released without bail, reports claimed.
Authorities have not yet found the missing family of six. They previously requested the public’s help in locating the Minnesota family. As of Tuesday morning, no new information has been released. It’s believed that the family is still on the run. It’s not clear if the family is alive.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook alert has been shared over 20,000 times. Comments underneath the post shared support for the missing siblings and their mother.
“Prayers they are all found safe the children Lord cover them with the blood get them to safety,” one commenter wrote. Another said: “Shared and hoping for the best outcome. I hate seeing situations like this. Kids deserve to be kids!!”
One comment, however, claimed that Robert Herrington “is not holding them hostage for heavens sake.” Vicki Mulcahy-Herrington, who is assumed to be a relative of the missing Minnesota family, said that “they are not together” and “are trying to do things the right way.” She asked for others to “please quit worrying,” and claimed Erika Herrington “and the kids are fine.”
The comment has not been confirmed by the police. It was not confirmed if the commenter knows the family and is aware of their current situation. The sheriff’s department has not removed the comment, though they have not replied to it either.