The Del City Police Department says a 6-month-old girl who was reportedly abducted Wednesday morning has been found safe. The suspect, however, has yet to be apprehended.
According to the Del City PD, officers responded to a reported child abduction at the 7-Eleven at Southeast 44th and Bryant around 11:07 a.m. According to the reporting party, she and her ex-boyfriend got into an argument in here vehicle. When she attempted to get out of the car, her ex-boyfriend identified as 23-year-old Devin Bennett, prevented her from escaping.
“She was eventually able to go ahead and break free and get out and try to get help. In the meantime, her boyfriend switched to the driver’s seat,” said Del City Police Captain Bradley Rule.
The 6-month-old baby was in the backseat. Bennett is not the child's biological father.
Police said Bennett left the scene driving a 2012 silver 4-door Dodge Charger with Oklahoma tag EGL- 604. The vehicle has blue tape on the gas cover and a dent in the right rear bumper. The tire on the right rear is a donut spare.
Bennett is described as a black male standing at 5'10" and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and gray sweatpants.
Just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Del City Police Department said the 6-month-old baby was found safe and was placed in protective custody.
“Through the use of social media, we were able to determine that the suspect had dropped the child off at Oakridge Village Apartments, at a previous neighbor of the victim,” said Captain Rule.
Bennett is still at-large.
After hearing of Bennett's involvement in this case, the Oklahoma City Police Department contacted Del City Police.
"He is wanted out of Oklahoma County, on an Oklahoma City Police Department case. I believe it's a domestic violence case,” Captain Rule said.
Del City Police speculate that's the reason Bennett fled the scene.
If you have any information concerning his whereabouts, please call the Del City Police Department.