Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dad charged with felony child neglect in abduction of 15-month-old son (Omaha, Nebraska)

This is what a real parental abduction looks like. Dad JAREZ WILSON breaks a window to gain entry into the house, yanks the 15-month-old son out of his mother's arms by grabbing the child's arm, and then (according to witnesses) carries the boy by the leg to the car. The child was recovered four hours later. Dad is charged with burglary and felony child neglect.

Documents Detail Tug-Of-War During Boy's Abduction
Jarez Wilson Charged With Felony Child Neglect

POSTED: 4:25 pm CST December 29, 2009
UPDATED: 5:22 pm CST December 29, 2009

OMAHA, Neb. --
A 15-month-old boy was caught in a literal tug-of-war Thursday as the father tried to yank the boy from his mother's arms, according to court documents.

The abduction set off an amber alert and a manhunt for the father, 19-year-old Jarez Wilson, who later turned himself in to police.

Court documents show that Wilson broke into the boy's house through a window, grabbed the boy by the arm and tugged him as the mother tried to hang on. Witnesses in the home said Wilson held the boy by a leg as he carried him to a car.

The boy was returned to the home on North 22nd Street four hours after the call for help was sent.

The boy is doing OK.

Wilson has been charged with felony child neglect and burglary. He awaits trial in lieu of a $25,000 bond.