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Two arrested, charged with aggravated kidnapping in Garland

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On March 21, at approximately 11:00 am, Garland Police responded to the report of an abducted child that was left in a vehicle at a convenience store at 4400 Bass Pro Drive.

Alexya Tacole Cridell

Officers learned that a woman arrived at the location in a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, with her one-year-old child. The mother entered the store, leaving the vehicle running with her child still inside. When the mother exited the store, her child and vehicle were gone.

Surveillance video showed the mother parking the vehicle and going inside the store. Within moments, a heavyset black female, wearing a maroon Texas A&M hoodie, black pants, and slip-on shoes, entered the Outlander and fled the scene with the child. The female was seen driving around the building, picking up a skinny black male, wearing a grey windbreaker style jacket with hoodie, dark sweat pants, and white tennis shoes. It is believed the female and the male were working together in conjunction with the crime.

Anthony Smith

Detectives discovered the Outlander was being financed and had a tracker inside the vehicle. With the assistance of the dealership, Garland and Dallas Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the Forest Lane Station Park and Ride parking lot, in the 8200 block of Forest Lane, Dallas, TX.

The child was found inside the vehicle unharmed.

DART Police were notified and located video showing the suspects approaching the train where the vehicle was abandoned. With the assistance of Dart Police, the subjects were located at the LBJ/Central Station in the 8900 block of Markville. Both subjects were taken into custody.

The keys to the stolen Outlander were still in the possession of the female.

The subjects are identified as 20 year old Alexya Tacole Cridell, and 19 year old Anthony Smith. Both are currently in the Garland Jail charged with Aggravated Kidnapping.

No bond has been set.


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