Suspect Sought in Kidnapping of Young Columbus Boy
Updated: Thursday, May 2 2013, 05:25 AM EDT
COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek) -- Police are trying to track down a kidnapping suspect several hours after the safe recovery of a 4-year-old boy.
Anton Jones has been on the run since early Wednesday morning, when he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a gun, then drove away in her car with her young son inside.
Jones's girlfriend said she jumped out of a window to escape the 29-year-old, who has previously been charged with domestic violence and other crimes.
Police tracked down the black Cadillac Jones was seen driving at an apartment complex off Indigo Way in North Columbus. Neighbors told police Jones dropped it off around 7 a.m., but he has not been seen since.
The boy's abduction led authorities to issue an Amber Alert at 4 a.m. The child was eventually recovered safely at the home of his cousin, who said Jones left the boy there after buying him candy.
Other members of the boy's family told ABC 6/FOX 28 the suspect claimed the entire incident is being blown out of proportion.
"He was telling me [Jones and his girlfriend] were in a conversation [and] they got into an argument," the boy's brother, Trondale Roseboro, said. "He was about to leave. He came into the room and my mom jumped out the window. She said she was scared."
Police consider Jones armed and dangerous. Police say if you spot him, don't approach him. They're asking you call 911.