LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department went on high alert after a child was allegedly kidnapped Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Tommy Cox said the boy is now safe and the suspect is in custody.
Cox said the 1-year-old was kidnapped from the 500 block of 14th Avenue around 3 p.m. by 43-year-old Dominique Evans.
Police put out an alert a short time later asking for help from the public to find the boy and Evans. Cox said the two were possibly traveling in a small, green car of unknown make or model with Ohio plates.
Just before 4:15 p.m., Cox said the child had been located and Evans was in custody. Evans was booked into the Jones County Jail on a charge of kidnapping.
WDAM is working to gather more details on this developing story.