Albertville police: Kidnapped baby found safe, search for suspect continues

Armando Garcia Morales

He is accused of taking an 11-month-old baby Wednesday morning

Posted: Aug 11, 2021 2:28 PM

A man accused of forcing his way into a home and kidnapping an 11-month-old child is the focus of a manhunt by the Albertville Police Department and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Armando Garcia Morales, of Albertville, took the child from a home in the 1,100 block of Horton Road about 4:36 a.m. Wednesday, Albertville police said.

Police said Morales later told them where to find the baby, who was located unharmed.

They said he physically assaulted the victim before taking the child, and that he and the victim have a child together but not the child he’s accused of kidnapping.

Later Wednesday, police the victim was going to a relative's home in DeKalb County for safety and while en route was located by Morales and he allegedly used his vehicle to ram the victim's vehicle.

The victim was able to make it safely to her destination.

Morales was last seen in the Kilpatrick area in a blue 2007 Toyota Camry. A possible license plate is 50JA858.

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