Law enforcement tried serving a court-ordered warrant with the Department of Children and Families Wednesday afternoon; and more than five hours later, they were still at the Gainesville home.
It happened at the corner of NE 31st Avenue and NE 9th street in the Highland Court Manor neighborhood.
Around 4:30 PM, Gainesville police were assisting DCF in making contact with the parent of a 10-year-old child.
"We're not getting an answer at the door- he is not answering his telephone," said Corporal Angelina Valuri, GPD Spokesperson.
According to deputies, a GPD officer heard movement inside the house when they first arrived; but hours later, still no answer.
"Yes we do have reason to believe that he is inside and it's an ongoing investigation," she said.
Neighbors say the family just moved into the home this weekend, and the man drove a black H2 hummer which was not in the driveway.
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