San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: February 26, 2016/11:08pm

INCIDENT: Kidnapping

LOCATION: Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Lakiba Marie Cox, 28 year old Hesperia resident

VICTIM(S): 3 year old male

Summary

On February 26, 2016, the Victorville Police Department responded to a reported kidnapping. When Deputy Ty Chamberlain arrived at the location, the father of a 3 year old boy stated his son had been taken from his home by Lakiba Cox on February 25, 2016.

Cox, who is a friend of the victim’s parents, showed up at the home when the father was away and told the victim’s caregiver that she was taking the victim to the store and would return soon. After failed attempts to have the suspect return the victim, the parents contacted the police.

Deputies located the suspect and victim at a residence in Hesperia early the following morning. The victim appeared to be unharmed and was returned to his father. The suspect was taken into custody and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for kidnapping.

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Mason at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27436) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com

Refer:Detective Mike Mason/Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station:Victorville Station

Phone No.760-241-2911

Case No.171602496

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700