Police: Father charged after 2-year-old kidnapped

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Tkky-ree Mitchell

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The father of the child who was taken after reportedly being left alone in the backseat of a car overnight has been charged, police say.

Just before midnight, Donald Thomas went inside the Jubilee Market on North Watkins in Frayser to get some juice.

His son, 2-year-old Tkky’ree Mitchell, was left in the back seat asleep, police said.

While he was inside, someone jumped into Thomas’ 2008 Kia Sportage and drove off.

Police were in the process of issuing an Amber Alert when officers spotted the stolen vehicle on Warren St. in South Memphis around 1:30 a.m.

Officers found the two-year-old inside.  An ambulance was called to the scene to check him out.

Thomas has been charged with child endangerment and neglect.

Police are still working to identify the suspect.

Call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH if you have any information.

Donald Thomas/ Memphis Police