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Police Male Arrest in Child Kidnapping and Motor Vehicle Arrest

Theodore LipscombOn 11/22/2017 Gaston County Police were called to the 900 block of View Heights Dr, Gastonia, NC in reference to a stolen vehicle that had an 18 month old child inside at the time of the theft.  The call was made to police at approximately 8:00pm.  After a thorough investigation covering Gaston County and York County, SC, detectives were able to locate the child unharmed at 5:00am on 11/23/17.

With cooperation of the York County Sheriff’s Office, Theodore R. Lipscomb, 41 years old of 1366 Tom Joye Rd, Clover, SC was arrested in York County.  He is currently being held pending extradition to North Carolina.  Lipscomb is an acquaintance of the mother of the kidnapped child and had been riding with her and her boyfriend in the car prior to the theft.  Police are still attempting to locate the stolen Chevrolet Suburban that was last known to be towing a boat.

An AMBER Alert was issued during the investigation, but has since been cancelled.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J.P. Brienza at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  There is no further information available at this time.