DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — Garner Police have charged Rodney Bryant, the father of a missing 10-month-old, with first-degree kidnapping.
He is also charged with assault on a female and communicating threats.
Investigators say the charges stem from an incident at IHOP in Garner Saturday morning.
Police said Bryant, 27, took his girlfriend Elssy Olivares to work at IHOP. He forcefully held her in the car when she tried to get out, according to police, and eventually forced her out on Interstate 40 in Durham.
Durham police have issued an Amber Alert for Bryant’s daughter, 10-month-old Tamiyah Elssy Bryant.
Police say she was taken by her father around 8:15 a.m. Saturday.
Bryant was last seen wearing an orange coat and camouflage pants and driving along Interstate 40 West in Durham. He was driving a white 2002 Suzuki XL7 with Washington State tag ACK-7454.
Bryant is described as a light-skinned black man, 6’0 and 220 pounds with short hair. He has tattoos on his neck of praying hands and “M.O.B,” and “Mactown” is tattooed on the back of his hands.
Police say he has made threats to kill himself and the child.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
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