Panama City Police investigates possible abduction


UPDATE: August 28, 2021 5:39 p.m.

PANAMA CITY, Fla, (WMBB) – The Panama City Police Department has confirmed the suspect in connection is in custody.

Interim Police Chief Mark Smith said a citizen was driving down I-10 spotted the suspect and alerted authorities.

“Within a few hours of that Amber Alert being placed Mr. Jones was identified an located in Loxley, Alabama and was arrested by Alabama state police and taken into custody without incident the children were also recovered and are in good custody with child services in Alabama.”

The children are now safe.

UPDATE: August 28, 2021 2:05 p.m.

PANAMA CITY, Fla, (WMBB) – The Panama City Police Department has confirmed the suspect in connection is in custody and the children were found safe.

We will report more details as they become available.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Panama City Police Department is searching for a man in connection to the possible abduction of two, 2-year-old children — a boy and a girl.

Police are looking for 34-year-old Teddy Jones. Authorities said they may be driving in a 2007 black Honda Accord with the Florida tag QKTU58. The back passenger window has three or four strips of duct tape at the top.

Jones is described as a black male who is 6 feet tall 155 pounds and has a large tattoo on his forearm. The two children, Teddy Jones Jr. and Shantese Jones are both 2 feet 8 inches.

Officials said he was last seen in Santa Rosa County heading west. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 911 immediately. Jones is considered a threat to himself and others.

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