Alabama Sophomore Devonta Pollard Charged in Kidnapping Case
According to WTOK Newscenter 11 in Mississippi, Alabama men's basketball player Devonta Pollard has been charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 6-year-old Kemper County girl that took place April 30.
Pollard's mother, Jesse Mae Pollard, appeared before a U.S. District Court judge on May 2 after she was arrested for taking Jashayla Hopson from her school in Scooba, Mississippi. Investigators had searched Pollard's car after the girl was returned to her home.
The complaint states that Pollard's son's car was searched after investigators found it was similar to a vehicle shown on surveillance video at the Best Western Hotel in Bessemer. With consent of the owner, the vehicle was searched at Pollard's residence in Northport and a Best Western key and receipt as well as Walmart receipts for the cell phones.
According to WTOK 11, Pollard was arrested in Kemper County on Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to commit the kidnapping.