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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Brandon Ryan Walker, 26 (DOB: 11/18/1993) of Detroit, in connection with the parental kidnapping of his four-month-old daughter.

On April 6, 2020 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a location in the 20500 block of James Couzens freeway in response to a call regarding a parental kidnapping. It is alleged that the defendant, his girlfriend and their daughter were in a vehicle on James Couzens. After arguing with his girlfriend, who exited the vehicle, it is alleged the defendant drove off at a high rate of speed with the infant in the back seat and fled the location. It is further alleged that, in addition to driving at a high rate of speed, the defendant disregarded stop signs and traffic control devices.

Officers initially pursued the defendant, but stopped the pursuit when advised the defendant wanted to drop off the infant to her mother. The infant was safely returned and the defendant was arrested later.

Walker has been charged with Kidnapping, Child Abuse - Second Degree and Fleeing and Eluding - Third Degree.* He was arraigned yesterday in 36th District Court and received a $250,000 cash/surety bond. His Probable Cause Conference is on April 22, 2020 and his Preliminary Examination is on April 28, 2020 both before Judge Ronald Giles. Please contact the Detroit Police for a photograph of the defendant.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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