Officals Search for Child Abducter

By: Rayne McKenzie
By: Rayne McKenzie

The Houston County Sheriff's Department needs your help to find a man accused of kidnapping a four-year-old child.

Video from the Chevron Gas Station in Ashford captured a slender black male wearing a baseball cap. Sheriff's deputies’ say that man got into a pick-up truck parked in the gas station parking lot and drove off with a small child who was inside.

An alcoholic beverage and control agent located the vehicle two and half hours later with the child inside, safe and unharmed.

However, law enforcement officials are still searching for the alleged kidnapper:

“It's serious,” Sheriff Andy Hughes with the Houston County Sheriff's Department said. “Child abduction is one of the most serious crimes we tackle in law enforcement. We're still looking for the abductor; thank God we got the child out about two and a half hours after the incident.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the man seen in the video, you can contact your local law enforcement agency or the Houston County Sheriff's Department at 677-4808.


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  • by Hank Ready Location: blakely on May 14, 2007 at 12:54 PM
    I think the best think houston co. law enforcement did was call in all officers. but i want to know why it too so long to get an amber alert out!!!!
  • by Lisa Location: Ozark on May 14, 2007 at 11:19 AM
    We can thank God that this child was not harmed in any way, but who in their right mind would leave a 4 year old child in an unlocked car with the car running. This child deserves a better life with someone who cares more.
  • by dizzy Location: ashford on May 14, 2007 at 02:22 AM
    Im glad the boy was found and i hope the person who took the truck is brought to justice. but the real question here is why was a 4 yr old left in a running truck alone to begin with
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