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State Troopers Secure Kidnapped Child in West Memphis

Two-year-old child from Georgia recovered around 3:30 this afternoon.


WEST MEMPHIS, AR- Arkansas State Troopers are being credited with the recovery of a two-year-old believed to have been kidnapped in Georgia.

Troopers received a bulletin from Georgia authorities who believed the suspect may have been traveling through Arkansas with the child inside a 2006 Range Rover.

The biological father had been served with order of protection yesterday, and fled with the child this morning.

State Police Sergeant David Moore and Corporal Lowry Astin moved highway patrol troopers into the West Memphis area to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle.
 
At approximately 3:25 p.m. Corporal Flarcell Tate spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the vicinity of the West Memphis dog racing track. 

The child was turned-over by State Police to the Arkansas Department of Human Services and Georgia law enforcement authorities were notified of the suspect being held by State Troopers.

The mother is on the way to pick up the child.

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