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Published: Wednesday, 7/30/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

Man accused of attempted abduction of baby boy


A man accused of taking a woman‘s ‍4 1/2-month-old son from an East Toledo hotel room was arraigned today in Toledo Municipal Court.

Jaequan Smith, 19, of 3221 Mulberry St., is charged with kidnapping and burglary; his bond was set at $150,000. He remains in the Lucas County jail.

Kayla Price told police she left her hotel room at Days Inn, 1800 Miami St., with the infant‘s father at about 6 a.m. Monday. While she was gone, police allege that Mr. Smith went into the room several times and took property. The last time he was in the room, he left with the boy, who was in a car seat, Ms. Price‘s purse, handbag, and diaper bag, according to an affidavit. Ms. Price was returning to her room when she saw the man leaving with her son and property. The suspect reportedly gave back what he had and walked away, according to court documents.

The boy was not injured.

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