A Springfield guy, who may also live in Arkansas, has been charged with taking a child without permission, which is a felony.
Court records show that a woman called the police on Sunday to report that her 9-month-old kid had been taken by someone who was not a parent. She told the cops that the man might be the father of her child, but it wasn’t clear because he wasn’t on the birth certificate and hadn’t had anything to do with the child up until that point.
Login Boyd, who was 27 years old, was in Arkansas with the child. He had talked to the mother on a video chat app and let her see the child, but he didn’t plan to bring the child back.
Boyd Didn’t Pick up the Police’s Phone
Boyd’s mother told the police that she and Boyd had been talking to the Missouri Division of Youth Services about what Boyd could do. She said they told her he should get a paternity test, but she wouldn’t say who she talked to at DYS or what kind of paternity test Boyd was taking.
The tweet below verifies the news:
Man charged with kidnapping after taking 9-month-old baby from Springfield to Arkansas https://t.co/SPV5VCeea7 pic.twitter.com/MKsSxvfIx5
— Arkansas Now (@ArkansasNow_) April 20, 2023
Police tried to talk to Boyd, but he didn’t pick up the phone. Then, they asked his mother to tell him that cops wanted to talk to him about the child. He told cops through his mother on Wednesday that he didn’t think he had done anything wrong and wouldn’t talk to them.
The police then gave the case to prosecutors, who charged Boyd with first-degree child kidnapping, which is a class A felony and carries a potential sentence of 30 years in prison. He was given the order to be arrested and held without bond.
As of Thursday, it didn’t look like Boyd had been taken in yet.
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