A 2-year-old allegedly abducted by her father in Sandy Springs was found safe Friday afternoon, more than 400 miles away, according to police.
“At approximately 4:25 p.m., Troopers with the Arkansas State Police took Zeb Lockett into custody off of I-40 in West Memphis, Arkansas,” Capt. Keith Zgonc with Sandy Springs police said in an emailed statement. “Two-year-old Sorelle Torrez was found safe. Detectives are currently coordinating the reunification of mother and daughter.”
Sorelle was reported missing around 8 a.m. Friday while her mother was dropping her off at the Chastain Apartments on Roswell Road, according to police. That’s when the toddler’s biological father, 30-year-old Lockett of Atlanta, approached the mother, pushed her out of the way and left in the mother’s vehicle, according to Sandy Springs police.
The GBI issued a Levi’s Call alert to find Sorelle, who was found safe hours later in West Memphis, Ark., shortly after 4 p.m, according to police.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Lockett for one count each of kidnapping, aggravated stalking, and theft of motor vehicle, Sandy Springs police said. The aggravated stalking charge stems from a temporary protective order previously issued against Lockett, according to police.
It was not immediately known when the toddler or Lockett would be returned to Georgia.
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