Ohio Police Proceed Manhunt For Nalah Jackson After Kidnapping Twins

Ohio police are asking for a woman named Nalah Jackson to bring back a missing 5 month old twin boy. The child, named Kason ThomasHe has been missing since Monday evening. The police believe that Kason is in danger. An AMBER alarm is present.

WATCH NOW: Amber Alert update for 5 month old Kason Thomass. https://t.co/2nyWZ3Bzfg pic.twitter.com/NAOCXzhU93

— Columbus Ohio Police Department (@ColumbusPolice) December 20, 2022

Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant held a press conference on Tuesday afternoon regarding the carjacking and kidnapping and recovery of one of the twins Kyair Thomas.

“First, I would like to make a request. Nalah Jackson, I would like you to return Kason Thomass. Thank you for returning Kyair. You’ve already shown us that you can do the right thing. You can bring him back to any safe place: fire station, hospital, mall. Any public place where someone will find the baby.

We ask you to return Kason. We can even pick him up, just give us a call and tell us where you are and where Kason is. No questions asked. Here the number is 614-645-4701. Getting him home safely is our top priority.”

Police believe the suspect stole a black four-door car 2010 Honda Accord from the parking lot of a pizzeria called Donatos. The facility is located at East 1st Avenue and North High Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Additional vehicle details: missing front bumper, torn temporary Ohio license plate on rear bumper, and a white bumper decal that reads “Westside City Toys”.

Police also believe the car was in an accident prior to the carjacking and sustained damage, including purple paint transferred to the left side.

Her mother left the missing child and his twin Kyair in the running car. At the time of the car theft and kidnapping, the twins’ mother was working as a delivery driver at DoorDash. So she was at the restaurant to pick up an order.

Staff reportedly informed investigators that Jackson was at the restaurant when the mother walked in at around 9:45 p.m. on December 19. Jackson promptly exited the restaurant and proceeded to steal the vehicle with the infants in the back seat.


Officials need help locating a 4-door black 2010 Honda Accord that was stolen near Short North. Two 5-month-old children were in the vehicle when they were kidnapped. The vehicle is missing the front bumper and has tinted windows. Call 911 immediately! pic.twitter.com/xHpGqYyF0S

— Columbus Ohio Police Department (@ColumbusPolice) December 20, 2022

Kyair was later grounded outside Dayton Airport around 4 a.m. Tuesday. He is reportedly in the care of his parents. It’s unclear if the mother will be charged, including endangerment.

The suspect has no apparent connection to the twins or their mother

The 24-year-old suspect is a black woman who is described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 159 pounds. She has a low cut, black hair and brown eyes. Police have not identified any known connection or relationship between Nalah Jackson and the mother and children.

The Columbus Police Department identified Jackson as a “homeless person” or displaced person who has a criminal history with their department. One of their arrests includes Endangering children with intent to harm–as confirmed during Tuesday’s conference.

Surveillance footage released by the Columbus Division of Police picked up Jackson at a gas station in Huber Heights around 11:45 p.m. Monday night. When Jackson walked into the gas station and asked an attendant for money, she was still driving the stolen Honda Accord.


The search continues for Kason Thomass, who was stolen in his mother’s car in Short North last night. Suspect Nalah Jackson was later caught on video at a gas station in Huber Heights asking an employee for money. pic.twitter.com/baipObzCCK

— Columbus Ohio Police Department (@ColumbusPolice) December 20, 2022

Here’s a timeline of the kidnapping and how the public can help police find the missing child

Police Chief Bryant released a timeline of events on Tuesday. They received the message about the stolen car and the missing children on Monday around 9:45 p.m. local time. Officers arrived at the scene around 9:52 p.m

By 10:17 p.m., police had conducted a grid search involving more than 50 officers and the department’s helicopter.

About 13 minutes later, neighboring police departments and the Ohio State Highway Patrol received notification of the case and joined the search.

Police continued their investigations, including visits to Jackson’s known former addresses and three homeless camps in the Columbus area.

Although the Columbus Police Department requested an AMBER alert from the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 11:45 p.m., the statewide alert was not issued until 1:37 a.m

Police received a call that Kyair Thomass was grounded at 4:15 a.m. at Dayton Airport. The abandonment location is about 70 miles from the hijacking site via I-70 W. It takes about an hour drive from Donatos in Columbus to get there.

Cops from the Columbus Police Department made their way to Dayton around 6 a.m. Tuesday to continue their investigation. Huber Heights police alerted Columbus police at 11:15 a.m. for arresting Jackson on surveillance video at the gas station.

Jackson’s current whereabouts and the location of the vehicle remain unknown.

Officials are urging anyone with information to call 911 or the Columbus Department’s Special Victims Unit at 614-645-4701.

Watch the full press conference below:

This is an evolving story.

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