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3 arrested in connection to TN AMBER Alert

Drake Kingston Boyd (Source: SLED) Drake Kingston Boyd (Source: SLED)
David Jackson (Source: SLED) David Jackson (Source: SLED)
Brooke Lashae Collins (Source: SLED) Brooke Lashae Collins (Source: SLED)
Ashley McLynda Laughlin (Source: SLED) Ashley McLynda Laughlin (Source: SLED)
Miami, FL -

MIAMI, FL (WMBF) - Three people suspected of kidnapping a 7-month-old boy in East Tennessee Monday have been taken into custody Tuesday.

Jennifer Timmons, spokeswoman for the State Law Enforcement Division, said the trio was arrested around midnight Tuesday in Miami by the Safe Streets Task Force.

Authorities believe the trio kidnapped 7-month-old Drake Kingston Boyd and were traveling towards Georgia or Florida in the car of the child's mother. Officials prompted an AMBER Alert hours after Boyd was abducted in East Tennessee.

The public was asked to be on the lookout Monday for a 1999 Dodge Intrepid, which was located on eastbound Interstate 26 in Newberry County around 8 a.m. Monday. The South Carolina Highway Patrol deputy who located the Intrepid found it abandoned, and immediately contacted the Newberry County Sheriff's Office.

Police prompted a massive search for 35-year-old David Jackson, and three other women. The women were identified by authorities as Brooke Lashae Collins, Ashley McLynda Laughlin and a woman only known by the nickname "Bunny."

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Jackson had a violent, criminal history.

Officials have not commented on which of the four suspects were arrested in Miami in connection to the case.


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