10-month-old boy taken from home sought by police

March 12, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

City police are searching for a 10-month-old boy they say was taken from his home by his mother's boyfriend last week.

Terrell Newton, 24, last saw her son, Antwan, on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Newton and her live-in boyfriend, Jerry Watkins, 36, had an altercation that day, and Watkins took Antwan from their home in the 100 block of W. Hamburg St., police said.

On Thursday afternoon, Newton spoke to Watkins, and he apparently indicated he would return the child later that day, police said. Newton called police Saturday after Antwan had not been returned.

Watkins also took the child's stroller, clothing and formula, police said.

"The mother does not believe he would bring any harm to the child," said Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman. "The child is often in his care."

Watkins is described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 275 pounds. He may be wearing his Abacus Security uniform, a white shirt with the company's patch on the sleeve and black pants with a yellow stripe on each side. Police said he does not have a driver's license, so he may be using public transportation.

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