Police arrest suspect in abduction of 9-year-old
April 19, 2018 05:17 PM
GRANTS, N.M. – Grants police have arrested a man wanted for the abduction of a 9-year-old girl out of Memphis, Tennessee.
Police say Wednesday afternoon investigators pinged Brenton White’s cellphone at a Sonic Drive-in on Route 66 in Grants.When officers arrived, White took off leading police on a chase.
As White drove toward a police barricade, officers were able to spike two of his tires, slowing the pursuit to about 20 to 25 miles-per-hour. Officers were later able to spike the two other tires on the vehicle, causing him to drive on the rims.
At one point, officers say White drove recklessly through a supermarket causing danger to people in the area. Units moved in to box White’s vehicle in and when they did, police say he used a young child in the passenger seat as a shield.
Commands were given to White to surrender and they were ignored. Officers then broke the window of the car, taking the child from his arms. Police say White continued to ignore the commands of officers and was tased and taken into custody.
Investigators say they found two more children and one adult were lying in the backseat of the vehicle for shelter. The children were assessed by emergency personnel on scene.
The girl said to be abducted from Memphis will remain in CYFD care until arrangements are made to reunite her with her mother.
White faces numerous charges including child abuse and aggravated assault upon a peace officer.
Updated: April 19, 2018 05:17 PM
Created: April 19, 2018 09:04 AM
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