The latest: Person of interest in girl’s abduction freed on bond

The latest: Person of interest in girl’s abduction freed on bond

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges.

Al.com reports 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail early Thursday. His bond was set at $500,000 on seven child pornography charges.

Stallworth and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derrick Irisha Brown, were arrested Sunday after police released surveillance images of the SUV believed to be involved in Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s abduction Saturday outside at a birthday party. Stallworth has not been charged with any crime in connection with the child’s disappearance.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith went on television Wednesday to plead directly to those who have the girl or have information about her whereabouts.

“If you have her and you don’t know what to do, I want to talk to you… I want to give you safe passage. Please bring her to one of our fire stations, police stations, a hospital. If you don’t know what to do or where to go and you’re frightened, we’re here to help you. Our goal is to reunite this 3-year-old baby with her family,” he said.

Meanwhile, WIAT-TV reports the Jefferson County Commission has approved $8,000 to be added to the $20,000 CrimeStoppers reward for information in the case. With the addition of a $5,000 reward from Gov. Kay Ivey’s office, the rewards total $33,000.