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Kidnapping, rape suspect captured

Xavier Deshun Martin Xavier Deshun Martin
Cedric D. Martin Cedric D. Martin

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A 30 year old Scott County man, who reportedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and their two-year-old baby, is now in the custody of U.S. marshals. The child is safe.

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning for Cedric Deshun Martin, 30, who was wanted by Lamar County authorities for kidnapping, aggravated assault, and rape. Martin allegedly abducted his ex-girlfriend and held her captive for five days before releasing her.

Martin kept the baby, Xavier Deshun Martin, and had been on run since Monday night.   The elder Martin reportedly surrendered to U.S. marshals at the federal courthouse in Jackson. The child is safe and in good condition.

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