Another Kidnapping in Memphis — This Time a Mother and Her Baby from Target

Target kidnapping: one suspect arrested, search still underway for second man

by Andrew Davis
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Will Hayes faces several charges including kidnapping and robbery. Police are still searching for the second suspect.

The two suspects (Memphis Police Department)

On Aug. 31, Memphis police responded to a robbery on Highway 64 in which the victim told police that two armed men ambushed her and her one-year-old baby as she was loading groceries.

The suspects forced them into the car to travel to a nearby ATM and withdraw $800 in cash.

The suspects then released both the mother and her child.

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Numerous CrimeStoppers tips helped police identify the suspects’ car and one of the suspects as 25-year-old Will Hayes.

On Tuesday morning, around 9:56 a.m., Crump Station Task Force officers discovered a gold Chevrolet Malibu hatchback with no license plate on Poplar Avenue near North Cleveland Street.

The car began traveling northbound on North Claybrook Street when officers conducted a traffic stop.

The suspects’ car(Memphis Police Department)

Hayes was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, and employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Hayes also has a lengthy criminal record showing charges of theft, vandalism, credit card fraud, and burglary since he was 18 years old.

One other suspect is still at large.

Please contact Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH with any information about this case.

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