Editor’s note: Because the child was found safe, his identifying information and photos have been removed from the story.
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 4-month-old abducted Thursday from the Loris area was found safe Friday afternoon and reunited with his guardian, according to police.
Police said a person familiar with both 23-year-old Akeem Bryant and the child’s mother brought the child back.
Bryant was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:20 p.m. Friday and charged with kidnapping, according to online booking records. Police said he turned himself in to detectives.
Police were called after Bryant allegedly took the child and would not give him back, according to a police report obtained by News13. A person involved told police that Bryant had no money and none of the child’s belongings.
The report said an officer was able to make cell phone contact with Bryant, who allegedly said he would not give up the child and didn’t care if police came after him. He would not give his location to police.