PEARL, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a baby in Georgia has been arrested in Mississippi.
News outlets report Michael Christopher Diaz was arrested Monday and charged with abducting a baby and stealing a vehicle. Pearl, Mississippi police say a hotel clerk called authorities that night about a man who appeared to be high on marijuana.
Police say officers arrived and discovered the car the man was driving was stolen and he was believed to have kidnapped a baby from Dallas, Georgia. Police say Diaz may have had a relationship with the child’s mother. Police Chief Dean Scott says the clerk helped police negotiate the surrender of Diaz, who was shocked with a stun gun before being arrested.
It’s unclear if Diaz has a lawyer. The baby will be reunited with family.