Just before 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25, 2021, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 600 Block of Jerry D Coleman Street in Fairfield to investigate the abduction of 4-day-old Kamarion Taylor. Kamarion’s grandmother and a family friend, Lakesha Brown were at the residence with the mother and child. The mother was not feeling well and decided to rest. When Kamarion’s mother awoke, the baby was nowhere to be found. Lakesha was also gone. The mother immediately contacted Lakesha and asked where Kamarion was. Lakesha told her that Kamarion was there in his playpen where she laid him before she left the residence. At this point, the family contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating the baby.
As the investigation unfolded, family members pointed out video’s and photo’s on Brown’s social media pages that contained pictures of a baby that looked to be Kamarion. They also advised deputies of past social media posts by Brown that made claims that she had recently given birth to twin boys.
Both the family and the Sheriff’s Office reached out to the public through social media and standard media channels. Multiple tips immediately came in, advising of information regarding the whereabouts of the baby and that Lakesha Brown likely had taken Kamarion. Lakesha was quickly, thereafter taken into custody, however she did not have the baby and denied any involvement in his abduction.
Additional tips led detectives to a home at Woodward Estates in Lipscomb. Upon arrival, detectives encountered several adults who were extremely cooperative and led them to the child. Detectives were quickly able to verify that this child was indeed Kamarion Taylor. Kamarion was checked by medics and found to be healthy and under no duress. The baby was then transported back to his home by detectives to be reunited with his mother.
Lakesha Brown was taken into custody and placed in the Jefferson County Jail. On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the Bessemer District Attorney’s Office confirmed a warrant for Kidnapping 1st degree against Brown. Her bond was set at $100,000.00. As the investigation continues, there may be additional warrants issued.
Information that has been received during this investigation suggests that Brown may have attempted this type of behavior in the past. If anyone has information on past events involving Brown, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450, option 2 or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the agencies who quickly came to assist and helped to bring this to a joyful resolution: ALEA, FBI – Birmingham Field Office, Alabama Fusion Center, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Trussville Police Department, Bessemer Police Department and Birmingham Fire and Rescue all came together to help us bring this baby back home safely.