GBI Investigates Kidnapping of Child in Long County
Long County, GA (January 07, 2021) – On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Long County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the kidnapping of a 7 month old infant, along with the aggravated assault of the child’s mother. A Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert, was issued to locate the child and Leander Nathaniel Harris, age 23, of Glennville, GA. The GBI recovered the child safely and uninjured in Statesboro, GA, with the help of the Long County Sheriff’s Office, Statesboro Police Department, the Bulloch County Sherriff’s Office, the Evans County Sheriff's Office, and the Tattnall County Sheriff's Office.
Harris was taken into custody and will be charged with the abduction of the child and an assault on the child’s mother. Harris is the biological father of the child; however, the child was considered endangered based on the forceful abduction of the child and violent assault on the mother.
This investigation remains active and ongoing.