Kidnapping

Woman Charged with Kidnapping in Abduction of Alabama Infant

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is charged with kidnapping after a newborn baby boy was abducted from a home in suburban Birmingham. Authorities tell news outlets that 37-year-old Lakesha Brown was arrested in the disappearance of 4-day-old Kamarion Taylor. Authorities say the baby’s mother awakened from a nap Tuesday afternoon to find the infant missing from the playpen…

Montgomery Police Officer Crashes in Pursuit of Robbery, Kidnapping Suspects

Montgomery police have arrested to men in connection to a robbery and kidnapping. Hikeem Edmond, 22, and Kylyn Taylor, 20, are the suspects identified in this case. On January 29, police responded to a call in the 5200 block of Vaughn Road in reference to a robbery and kidnapping. Shortly after, police located the suspect’s vehicle. When the vehicle refused…

Man Charged with Kidnapping, Murder of 19-Year-Old Aniah Blanchard Charged with Biting Correction Officer

The man charged with the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, Ibraheem Yazeed. Yazeed is charged with kicking a Lee County correctional officer and biting another. The officer bitten was injured. According to a police affidavit, on March 23, Lee County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officers Carl Key, Christopher Carroll and Steven Barner were attempting to get  Yazeed into his…

Mother of Aniah Blanchard Pushing Change to State Bond Laws

A mother is advocating for change to prevent another violent crime. Aniah Blanchard’s mother Angela Harris joined state representatives Wednesday to introduce a proposed amendment that would deny bail to those considered a threat to society. “This is my fight; my fight for Aniah and fight for everybody that nothing like this happens to anybody else again,” Harris said.  “This…

Kidnapping Charges Dropped Against One Suspect in Aniah Blanchard Case

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said they have requested Antwon ‘Squirmy’ Fisher’s charge of Kidnapping First Degree be dismissed. DA Hughes told us following Fisher’s arrest, it was determined that his conduct did not rise to the level of accomplice liability originally charged and  is required under Alabama law. DA Hughes said no action taken by Fisher in connection…

Suspects in Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s Death Blaming Each Other in the Crime

Evidence shows that two people charged in the death of an Alabama toddler are blaming each other for harming the girl. Patrick Stallworth and girlfriend Derick Irisha Brown are charged with capital murder for the death of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. Her body was found in a dumpster ten days after being taken from a birthday party. A police investigator…

Self-Defense and Safety Tips Against Human Trafficking and Kidnapping

  According to studies, if you are female and coming out of a store or walking in a parking lot then you are more likely to become a target by a stranger. That’s why this time of year especially, it is important to be aware. But experts say you should be prepared for anything at anytime of the year. “People…

Ibraheem Yazeed’s Bond Revoked In Prior Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Case

Yazeed currently faces capital charges in Aniah Blanchard's kidnapping and murder.

Ibraheem Yazeed, the prime-suspect in 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard’s kidnapping and murder, was back in a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday, but for charges unrelated to Blanchard’s death. Circuit Judge J.R. Gaines ruled to revoke Yazeed’s bond in a prior kidnapping and attempted murder case. Yazeed was arrested in March -roughly 7 months before Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance – on charges including first-degree…

Capital Murder Charges Filed in Aniah Blanchard Case, D.A. Will Seek Death Penalty

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Aniah Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to capital murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case, Yazeed was the one person responsible for the abduction and death…