FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

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)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Texas Deputy Wounded in Gunfight with “Suicidal” Subject
A Comal County, TX, deputy and a man described by law enforcement officials as "suicidal"...
Officers Who Responded to Orlando Nightclub Massacre Haunted by Experience
It is of his first look inside the Pulse nightclub. Dozens of people were motionless on...
“CHIPS” Actor Erik Estrada Becomes Idaho Reserve Officer
Erik Estrada, who starred as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the television...
Video: Pennsylvania Officer Shot Multiple Times, Suspect in Custody
Authorities say the 25-year-old officer, identified as Christopher Dorman, was shot at...
DHS Employee with Top Secret Clearance Suspected of Plotting Attack
They've charged him so far only carrying a pistol without a license but they think he may...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine