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Man accused of kidnapping girlfriends child

BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police have arrested a man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's two-year-old son.


According to Sgt. Rob Flores of the Beaumont Police Department, Scott Allen Willis got into a disturbance with his girlfriend at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday at her apartment in the 1000 block of Pinchback. Sgt. Flores says during the disturbance, Willis took his girlfriend’s two-year-old son and left. The girlfriend reported that Willis had a handgun.


Officers responded and began an extensive search for the missing child. They were preparing to issue an Amber Alert when a patrol officer found Willis’ vehicle in an apartment complex at 3710 Magnolia. Officers converged on thet area and began a door-to-door search for Willis and the child. During the search, Willis was in contact with the mother through a cell phone. Police say he was demanding a $2,000 ransom for the safe return of the child.


Police found Willis at 3:50 a.m. inside an apartment at the Magnolia Street complex and took him into custody. Officers also located the child, who wasn't hurt, and returned him to his family.


Officers booked Willis into the Jefferson County Jail on a charge of Aggravated Kidnapping as well as two outstanding warrants for failure to identify and evading detention.

Man accused of kidnapping girlfriends child

Friday, December 14 2012, 10:06 AM CST
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