Opelika Man Charged with Taking Car with Two Children Inside

An Opelika man has been charged with kidnapping, robbery and driving under the influence after allegedly stealing a car with two young children inside.

A woman called 911 around noon Monday saying a man had forced her out of her vehicle in Opelika and driven away in it with her two children still inside.

Police officers who were nearby saw the car a few minutes later at an intersection and stopped it. The children were found safe, and officers arrested 24-year-old Tristan Barrett of Opelika.

Court records weren’t available to show whether Barrett has a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

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