JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement officers located two kidnapping victims and arrested a suspect following a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 72 near Corinth.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a state trooper was alerted Saturday afternoon about a vehicle possibly driven by a wanted suspect.
Two state troopers and two Alcorn County sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle.
Officers then found the two kidnapping victims: a woman and her 10-month-old daughter. Both were taken to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, 44-year-old Tony Lanier of Cooter, Missouri, was arrested.
Lanier is currently wanted in Tennessee for kidnapping; he’s also wanted in Missouri for parole violations.