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UPDATE: Abducted Macon toddler safe, father now in custody in Florida

Source: Florida Highway Patrol
Source: Florida Highway Patrol
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Update: 7:40 P.M

After almost six hours of a police standoff, the Tampa Police Department confirm that Caesar Crockett surrendered to their hostage negotiation team.

They say they talked to him for several hours as they came in contact with him at 1:30 p.m.

The did not specify why he surrendered but believe it may have been the length of time the negotiations lasted.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office says he will be extradited back to Georgia at a later date, from Florida for the three counts of murder and one count of kidnapping.

Bibb County deputies along with the mother of the child, Jamila French, are in route to meet with the Hillsborough County Child Protective Services to pick up 2-year-old King Crockett.

This incident is still under investigation anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME


Kidnapping and murder suspect Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett, Jr., 29, is in a standoff with police in Florida, FOX 5 reports. The toddler is reported to be safe.

Florida High Way Patrol says Crockett was spotted near I-75 and Fowler Avenue. Crockett led troopers and officers on a chase that led to I-4.

Tampa Police worked together with Florida Highway Patrol to stop Crockett as he fled at speeds up to 120 mph, east and westbound along I-4.

While exiting eastbound I-4 at I-75, Crockett crashed on the exit ramp.

According to Bibb County Sheriff's Office the child was handed over to officers by Crockett. The Amber Alert for King has officially been cancelled.

The child was recovered safely and the suspect remained inside the vehicle in an armed standoff with trooper and police.

Check back on this breaking news story for updates.


MACON, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms that an Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning for missing 2-year-old King Cane Crockett.

The toddler is expected to be with his father, 29-year-old Caesar Zamien Lamar Crockett Jr. It's still unclear why the Amber Alert was not pushed to all communications channels, according to Nelly Miles with the GBI.

Tuesday night, Bibb County sheriff's deputies say Crockett pulled out a gun during a fight and fatally shot the child's maternal grandmother, step-father, and sister.

The victims have been identified as 67-year-old Janet Samuel, 69-year-old James Samuel, and 47-year-old Deshasta Childs.

Crockett is expected to be in a black, '97 Pontiac G5, pictured below. The sheriff's office says the car has a temporary tag of S0325629 on it. Bibb County deputies believe Crockett could be in the Gainesville, Florida area with King.

If you have any information, call 911 or the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500.

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