Police: 2 DeLand women beat man, snatch baby from his arms

Posted at 7:08 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 07:08:59-04

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Two DeLand women are accused of beating a man and then snatching his 7-month-old child from his arms and fleeing.

Local news outlets report that police say 18-year-old Tykiera Thomas-Session and 18-year-old Drucilla Gordon were arrested Tuesday and charged with kidnapping and terrorizing and inflicting bodily harm on a victim.

An arrest report says 26-year-old Adam Mumm told police he was walking with baby when a van approached him and two women jumped out. Mumm says the pair began punching him before one of them snatched the baby. The women then drove off.

Police say Gordon wasn't a stranger to Mumm and is the child's aunt.

The baby's mother, who found the child at Gordon's house, says she didn't give Gordon permission to take the child from Mumm.

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