Lauderdale County, Miss. Officials with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department say that 11-year-old Tyreon Brim, who they believe was kidnapped today, has been found in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Authorities are bringing the boy back from Louisiana where the investigation led them. The FBI and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation teamed up with the sheriff's department in finding the boy.
"Working as a team, we were able to recover this child approximately seventeen hours from the time he was taken, said Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department. "We feel good about that. I believe that because we have a good team at the sheriff's department. It was a job well done, and this is very satisfying."
The sheriff's department first got the call about 1:25 a.m. Wednesday that the child was taken from the 8300 block of Poplar Springs Drive.
Officials say a black male knocked on the door asking about a man who often stays at that residence. But the man says when he opened the door to give his visitor a phone number, he and another black male who was hiding nearby rushed into the house, knocked him down and struck him with a weapon. He says the men then held him at gunpoint while they robbed him, and took the child from another room.
The boy was found unharmed in Bogalusa, Louisiana with his grandmother. Investigators say they now believe Brim's grandmother was responsible for the kidnapping and working with the other two men.
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