Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

DETROIT, MI – Brandon Ryan Walker, 26-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the parental kidnapping of his four-month-old daughter.

On April 6th, 2020, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a location in the 20500 block of James Couzens freeway in response to a call regarding a parental kidnapping.  It is alleged that Brandon Walker, his girlfriend and their daughter were in a vehicle on James Couzens.  

After arguing with his girlfriend, who exited the vehicle, it is alleged the defendant drove off at a high rate of speed with the baby in the back seat as he fled the location.  It is further alleged that, in addition to driving at a high rate of speed, Walker disregarded stop signs and traffic control lights.  

Detroit Police Officers initially pursued the defendant, but stopped the pursuit when the were told he wanted to drop off the infant to her mother.  The baby was safely returned the mother. Brandon Walker was arrested later.

Brandon Walker has been charged with Kidnapping, Child Abuse – Second Degree and Fleeing and Eluding – Third Degree. He was arraigned yesterday in 36th District Court and received a $250,000 cash/surety bond. His Probable Cause Conference is on April 22,2020 and his Preliminary Examination is on April 28, 2020 both before Judge Ronald Giles.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Walker was an Absconder from Parole at the time of his arrest. He was previously convicted for a stolen vehicle and armed robbery.

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