Amber Alert Issued After Father Kidnaps Child in Hilton Head, SC

A man that kidnapped an infant in Hilton Head last night has been located. According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Marsh Side Apartments on Hilton Head Island around 11 p.m. last night on calls of an abduction. While on the scene, deputies claim that 25 year old Jairus Housey, who was armed with a handgun and wearing a ballistic vest forced his way into the apartment and assaulted the mother of his child then left the residence and drove off with his 10 month old in a Hyundai Sonata.

An Amber Alert was issued to the public and around 3:30 a.m. the car was located in a parking lot of the Park Place Apartments in Statesboro, Georgia. Housey was taken into custody and the child was found unharmed in the vehicle. He faces charges of domestic violence second degree, felon in possession of a handgun, pointing and presenting a firearm and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He is incarcerated in Georgia and will be extradited to Beaufort County.