ST. THOMAS — A toddler is in the custody of Child Protective Services in North Carolina after being taken from St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Patrol officers arrested the child’s father, Hubert Mervin Daniel, 39, of Pile Strade, St. Thomas, on Tuesday at about 4:50 p.m. and charged him with extortion and threat of domestic violence, according to V.I. Police spokesman Karl Caesar.