DURANGO - 9Wants to Know has learned that the family of a missing Southwest Colorado boy has a history of domestic violence.
Dylan Redwine disappeared on Nov. 19, one day after he arrived at his dad's Vallecito area home on a court-ordered visitation for Thanksgiving.
9News obtained court records dating back to 2005 showing three requests for protection orders.
- On Oct. 7, 2005, Dylan's dad Mark Redwine requested protection against him mom Elaine saying she was "drinking and driving with kids." A judge temporarily ordered her not to drive the kids around or even be with them while under the influence.
- For the next two years, the couple went through divorce proceedings. In 2008, mom, Elaine Redwine, claimed she had a confrontation with her ex-husband Mark in the early hours of July 4. She wrote, "He was very drunk and grabbed me and took a swing at his son." She said Dylan reacted and hit Mark.
- In another protective order request, Mark claims he was victimized later that same day. "I was attacked and beaten then left for hours until I woke up," he wrote. Mark says his older son Cory admitted he was responsible for the beating.
How does this all fit into the search for missing Dylan?
Mark Redwine told 9Wants to Know over the phone that he doesn't think his family's past troubles should be a consideration now.
A spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff's Office would not comment on what investigators have done to probe into the family's past.
However, the spokesman did say authorities must look at every possible scenario in Dylan's disappearance.
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