Man Wished for Kidnapping an 18 Month Previous in New York Taken into Custody Alongside Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County

A man wanted in New York for the abduction of an 18-month-old man was detained Thursday in Schuylkill County.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, state troopers from Hazleton Barracks were advised on Thursday, March 18, 2021 to look out for a silver Nissan Altima with New York registration that may be driving through the area.

Austell, GA, driver Jeremy Flowers, 33, was wanted for kidnapping an 18-month-old child in Cortland City, NY. It was also reported that flowers were out with the child and owned a knife.

At around 4:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, troopers located the vehicle traveling south on Interstate 81 in Lucerne County and unincidentally detained Flowers near mile marker 140 in Kline Township, Schuylkill County due to a traffic obstruction.

Children and adolescents have taken the child into custody temporarily in order to return it to their mother.

Flowers was held by State Troopers to be extradited to New York.

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