Jackson County, Alabama
Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Scottsboro, Alabama
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Scottsboro, Alabama 35768

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Kidnapping Arrest

On Sunday December 6, 2020 at approximately 6 PM, members of the Hollywood Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to Highway 72 in Hollywood, Alabama to a report of a possible kidnapping of a 3 year old child. According to the mother, at about 2 PM the same day, Duane E. HERRON, who had been staying at the mother's residence, asked the mother to borrow her vehicle to take her 3 year old child to the park in Scottsboro. After HERRON and the child did not return after several hours, the mother called HERRON several times and received varying stories as to where they were located and when they would return home. At around 6 PM, the mother contacted the Jackson County Sheriff's Office to report this incident. A description of the vehicle, suspect and the child were given out to law enforcement agencies and at approximately 9 PM the vehicle was located in Rogersville, Alabama at a gas station by Lauderdale County Deputies. HERRON age 45 of Elkhart, Indiana, was taken into custody and held for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office where he was later arrested and charged with Kidnapping 2nd degree and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. No bond has been set at the time of this release. The child was returned to his mother safe and unharmed. This investigation is continuing by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division.

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