A Roanoke Rapids man who is a registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he broke into a home, kidnapped a 1-year-old child and committed a sex crime.
In a Facebook post, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said Alexander Jamond Ezell, 25, broke into the front door of a Roanoke Rapids home and took a child.
The child was later found at Ezell's home and was taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center. Deputies using K-9 officers later found Ezell hiding in the woods behind his home.
Ezell was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, attempted statutory rape, abduction of a child, indecent liberties with a minor, injury to real property and resisting arrest. He was jailed under a $505,000 secured bond.