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Video: Ga. Troopers Pursue Baby Kidnapper

August 16, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Ga. Troopers Pursue Baby Kidnapper

Georgia State Patrol troopers pursued and eventually arrested a 22-year-old who had kidnapped an 8-month-old baby on Wednesday in Bartow County.

During the pursuit,Samantha Nicole Barrett attempted to ram a trooper's vehicle before crashing into an embankment a mile west of Interstate 75 in Lamar County.

The incident began Tuesday evening, when Kristen Howard said she would drive Barrett to the store. Howard left her infant son, Kaidyn Stover, in her gray 2003 Ford Taurus while she went inside to get a lighter. When she came outside, her car was gone, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

After a state Amber Alert was issued, a woman reported spotting the Taurus. Georgia troopers responded and began pursuing the vehicle at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Troopers and Butts County Sheriff's deputies used stop sticks to slow down the vehicle. Barrett attempted to flee on foot after the crash but was arrested.

The baby was initially returned to Howard and then taken into custody by the Division of Family and Children Services, reports WXIA.


Comments (5)

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Joe Schmoe @ 8/19/2013 7:48 PM

Nice to see the female in the blue shirt being interested in making sure the child is safe or trying to catch the suspect all while recording the incident on her cell Phone. Way to go!!!

Now take of your badge and gun off and go back to Hollywood where you can be a director.

Ross Allen @ 8/20/2013 5:05 AM

I'm pretty sure she was talking on a handheld radio.

Marshal Fine @ 8/20/2013 7:53 AM

Nope, light colored cell phone/cam. Great idea she is recording this. Will be used in court. Good Job Officer in light blue!

Trooper @ 8/20/2013 9:23 AM

The only Monday morning quarterbacking I will do is the use of the PIT manuever with a child inside the car, causing the car to crash. Better to follow, stay back (which sometimes causes the driver to slow down as well) and keep an eye on the car. Just an observation, I wasn't there and there may be a logical explanation for the manuever.

Capt. Crunch @ 8/20/2013 11:04 AM

I feel sorry for the baby, because he has a stupid mother.

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