Jacksonville man charged with kidnapping granddaughter – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jamall Mayfield, of Jacksonville, has been arrested for the kidnapping of his granddaughter, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Tahiry Brown, 3, was missing for more than 17 hours after she was dropped off at a babysitter’s house Sunday afternoon.

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Mayfield went to the house to see his granddaughter, according to the arrest report. The babysitter told police she let him in but she noticed that she “was high and wanted him to leave,” according to the report.

The arrest report notes that Mayfield became upset, but the rest of the paragraph is redacted.

At some point, Mayfield took the boy out of the house.

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Hours later, a woman picked them up in a park because it was hot outside.

The boy’s mother told police she found his location.

Mayfield is charged with interfering with the custody of a child or incompetent person: knowingly kidnapping or enticing.

He had previously been arrested for child abuse in 2012, according to the arrest report.

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