Elijah Scott

Elijah Scott

Jarvis Robertson reports

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a suspect after a car was stolen with a young child inside.

Deputies say they arrested the suspect, 34-year-old Elijah Scott III, after locating him on Bramlett street during the search that followed the theft.

Deputies received the 911 call at around 3:30 p.m. They were told that a vehicle with an 8-year-old child inside had been stolen from 600 Palmetto Avenue. The child's guardian had run inside to get something when the theft took place.

The stolen vehicle and the child were safely located near West Blue Ridge Drive, according to deputies. They said they performed an immediate search for the suspect but did not locate him initially.

Deputies located the suspect just before 5:00 p.m. Following an investigation, they took him into custody.

Scott is preliminarily charged with Grand Larceny and Kidnapping. His bond was set at $40,000 on Friday. He was also asked to not have any contact with the victims. 

This is all of the information that we have at this time. We will continue to update this story as more details are released.

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