Kidnapping

Auburn Man Wanted for Kidnapping in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An Auburn man is wanted for kidnapping and burglary — following a hostage situation at Tuesday morning — at Rangedale Apartments in Selma. Authorities say 34 year old Antonio Scott went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment — and held her against her will for hours. The woman told police she came home from work at around…

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…