An Arkansas man accused of kidnapping two kids Monday is the brother of Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., police say.
Darrell Lamont Scott, 31, faces a number of expenses after authorities say he took off in a automobile with two children — ages three and 10 — inside, in keeping with a police report obtained by McClatchy Information.
Scott is now jailed on two counts of kidnapping and felony theft of property.
Police responded to studies of a kidnapping at Baptist Well being hospital on Monday in Little Rock after a mom went to make use of the restroom and left her automobile working, the report states. Minutes later, she obtained a name from one in every of her children saying somebody had taken their automobile.
Authorities say the suspect, later recognized as Scott, then used the victims’ cellphone to name their mom again, saying: “Don’t fear, I’m the mayor’s brother,” in keeping with the police report.
The mom subsequently acquired a textual content from one in every of her kids saying they had been at McCain Mall.
“Officers responded to the situation to take custody of Mr. Scott, get well the stolen automobile and the 2 juveniles,” the report states.
Police discovered the youngsters unhurt and positioned Scott contained in the mall.
In a press release, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. addressed the incident involving his brother, calling it an “extraordinarily troublesome season” for his youthful sibling.
“My household cares deeply about him, and we’re in search of medical assist as he manages this disaster,” he stated. “My coronary heart goes out to the kids who had been concerned.”
Scott Jr. requested for privateness at the moment and inspired the general public to “pray that my brother will get the therapy he wants and that justice is served.”
Darrell Scott stays jailed on $100,000 bond, on-line data present. He’s set to seem in court docket July 17.