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Suspect in custody after elderly woman kidnapped in Clayton County, police say

The 86-year-old victim is now back home safe.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A suspect in connection to the kidnapping of an elderly woman in Clayton County is now in custody, according to police.

That woman, who is 86-year-old and has dementia, is now back home safe.

Thirty-three-year-old Taron Williams was identified by Clayton County Police as the suspect on Friday.

Just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Clayton County Police responded to the 7882 North Main Street -- the site of Lucky Food Mart -- to a call of a stolen vehicle where Shirley Jenkins McCurry was still inside the car when the vehicle was stolen, authorities said.

Police said she was found safe along Howell Mill Road in Atlanta.

The car Williams was driving was seen on surveillance cameras around 4:29 p.m. Thursday near Marietta Street and Means Street in Atlanta.

Police were then able to grab an image of someone they believed to be the Williams via a storefront's surveillance camera. 

At 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, DeKalb County Police received a call about Williams and the car he was driving being seen at a restaurant.

Clayton County Police said in a release that Williams was taken into custody by DeKalb PD as soon as he returned to the vehicle.

Williams was charged with kidnapping and felony theft by taking a motor vehicle.

Credit: Clayton County Police

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