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Detroit 2-year-old safe after Amber Alert

Posted August 1

— Detroit police say a 2-year-old girl who was taken early Tuesday morning has been found safe after the suspect crashed on Detroit's west side.

Police were chasing the suspect throughout metro Detroit for nearly an hour before they crashed near 7 Mile and Meyers.

The car rolled over, but no one was seriously hurt.

Two people were arrested after the chase, according to police.

Grady Lamar Barrett, 42, is the suspect who allegedly took 2-year-old Sondra Renee early this morning from her aunt's house.

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 2-year-old Detroit girl who was taken at gunpoint by her mother's boyfriend.

According to police, 42-year-old Grady Lamar Barrett went to the girl's aunt's house and took 2-year-old Sondra Renee at gunpoint. The aunt was babysitting Sondra for her mom.

Barrett was last seen driving a black 2009 GMC Sierra Pickup Truck with Michigan license plate DAS-8417 with a trailer attached. The trailer has Michigan license plate D476667 and a sign of "G&G Landscaping, Snow Removal and Grass Cutting" on the side of it.

He is described as a black male, 6-feet tall, 278 pounds, bald with a thick beard and mustache.

She is described as a black female, 2-feet-5-inches tall with brown eyes, braids and dark complexion.


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