BROWN COUNTY — A Nevada man was arrested in Brown County State Park on Friday evening on several warrants, including one for felony kidnapping of an 8-year-old girl.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office was called to the park around 8:15 to help find a “suspicious” man who was seen with a young girl near the park’s south gate.

“[Park staff] got kind of weary of the situation and asked law enforcement to respond to check it out and see what was going on,” Deputy Joshua Stargell said.

The man, who was identified as Daniel Eggers, was stopped by deputies on Main Road inside the park because he had a headlight out. The department said Eggers refused to identify himself. +

“He denied having a headlight out, kept refusing to give us his identification,” Stargell said. “We told him he could get in trouble for not identifying himself, he still didn’t want to.”

After arresting him, deputies found his license and ran it through the system. Deputies discovered he was wanted out of Nevada on multiple warrants, including kidnapping back in September.

Deputies said the 8-year-old girl who was found with Eggers was his daughter.

“He stated that he had been down to Florida for a few weeks. Was in Tennessee for a few weeks,” Stargell said. “He was going to stay in Brown County and was actually on his way to South Dakota when we stopped him.”

Eggers was taken into custody and is being held for extradition to Nevada. The girl was turned over to the Department of Child Services.

Deputy Stargell said the situation shows how important it is for people to say something if they see something.

“If you see anything, anything at all no matter how small or whatever report it because it could end up saving a little girl’s life like this,” Stargell said.