Alabama girl kidnapped, discovered certain with duct tape in closet: deputies

An aged Alabama girl was kidnapped by a person who left her certain in duct tape inside his closet, authorities mentioned Tuesday.

Tony Lamar White, 47, is being sought in Monday’s kidnapping of 75-year-old Betty Cobb, whom he adopted residence as she went procuring, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

“He randomly selected her,” Sheriff Matthew Wade wrote Tuesday in an electronic mail to The Post. “She was shopping for groceries and he adopted her to her residence.”

Deputies mentioned Cobb left her keys and cellphone on her mattress, whereas her glasses and a few groceries have been discovered within the driveway of her Anniston residence.

Cobb was found later Monday inside a closet at White’s residence in Anniston, the place she was certain with duct tape, Lt. Falon Hurst mentioned.

“I don’t know the way he chosen her, however he adopted her residence from a grocery retailer,” Hurst advised The Post.

A motive within the kidnapping stays unclear. Cobb was taken to a hospital for statement after being rescued by deputies. She and White didn’t know one another, Hurst mentioned.

Deputies mentioned White, 47, could also be touring in a Chrysler 300 with a license plate of 11JA702.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Reached for remark early Tuesday, Cobb confirmed White was a stranger however had little else to say apart from that she felt “fairly good” contemplating Monday’s horrifying incident.

“I simply can’t speak proper now,” Cobb advised The Post earlier than hanging up.

White, who stays on the run, could also be on foot within the space of Fourth Street in Anniston. He additionally may very well be driving a silver Chrysler 300 with a license plate of 11JA702, sheriff’s officers mentioned.

Betty Cobb

Betty Cobb, 75, mentioned she felt “fairly good” Tuesday when reached by The Post, however declined additional remark.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Anyone with data concerning White’s whereabouts ought to name authorities at (256) 236-6600. He has a number of warrants for his arrest and must be thought-about harmful, WBRC reported.



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