YREKA, Calif. — California Highway Patrol says that it arrested a man accused of kidnapping a 17-month-old child from Ashland on Friday morning.
CHP learned about the kidnapping from Ashland Police just after 10 a.m. The suspect was believed to be headed south on I-5 in a silver 2005 Chrysler 300.
According to the agency, 37-year-old Desmond Thomas Cloyd of Anderson, California, was heading to Yreka with the 17-month-old child in the vehicle. The child was not in a car seat.
Officers tracked Cloyd down to the Hilt area behind a Caltrans building, taking him into custody without further incident. The 17-month-old was found unharmed inside Cloyd's vehicle, CHP said.
The child's mother came to the scene and was reunited with her child.
Cloyd was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on multiple felony charges for kidnapping, child abduction, and disobeying a court order.