Suspect arrested after car stolen with infant inside is left at Clanton Walmart

Suspect arrested after car stolen with infant inside is left at Clanton Walmart
Law enforcement in Chilton County conduct a manhunt in the wooded area behind the Clanton Walmart on Friday afternoon.

CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A suspect has been arrested after authorities spent much of Friday afternoon searching for a man who stole a car with a baby inside and later left the car at the Walmart in Clanton.

The suspect has been identified as Scottie Johnson. He is facing auto theft charges.

(Source: Chilton Co. Sheriff's Office)

Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon says he believes a woman left the keys in her car at the Dollar Tree in Clanton with her infant inside. They say a man jumped in and when he realized a baby was in the back he ditched the car at Walmart and then ran off.

The infant was located and is said to be OK.

Clanton Intermediate School was placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Witnesses say there were at least 10 law enforcement vehicles and a K9 unit at the scene behind the Walmart before the suspect was found.

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