Bond set for suspects in Amber Alert case

Bond set for suspects in Amber Alert case
Gerren Keys, Tiffany Hillman and Cynthia Hillman

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Three suspects involved in a Monday night Amber Alert made their initial appearance in a Covington County court where they each had a bond set.

Gerren Keys, Tiffany Hillman and Cynthia Hillman were all charged with kidnapping and bond was set at $20,000 a piece. Tiffany and Cynthia were both also charged with misdemeanor willful trespassing, and added a $500 bond to each.

The three suspects were taken into custody late Monday night in connection to the missing 1-year-old, Alida Keys from Covington County.

Around 10 p.m. authorities with Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Perry and Covington County Sheriff's Departments located Alida with the maternal grandmother, Cynthia Hillman who was taken into custody.

According to authorities, the maternal grandmother, Cynthia Hillman, drove Gerren and Tiffany to a house to take Alida. Cynthia was taken into custody shortly before the other two suspects were apprehended at an unnamed location in Perry County.

A home where the suspects were believed to be was surrounded by law enforcement officials, and shortly after, officers made entry; the pair fled out the rear of the house and were taken into custody.

MBI issued the Amber Alert just before 9 p.m. after Alida was reported missing from a home in the Sanford Community.

According to officials the child was last seen with her paternal grandmother, who had custody of her, around 5:45 p.m. on Monday.

Covington County Sheriff's Department officials said Gerren and Tiffany previously lost parental custody from a court order.