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4-Month-Old Baby Falls From SUV, Police Say

Posted May 26, 2005 6:04 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police are investigating a report of a 4-month-old baby boy falling from a moving vehicle.

Shortly before 2:45 p.m., police said a passenger jumped out of a sports utility vehicle traveling northbound on a service road near U.S. Highway 301. When he left the moving SUV, the baby apparently fell out of the vehicle and struck the pavement, police said.

The driver of the car, the baby's grandmother, picked up the baby up and contacted police officers who were conducting a nearby traffic stop, police said.

Police are looking for 19-year-old Isaac Godfrey, who is wanted for felony breaking and entering. They said they believe Godfrey saw police officers at the traffic stop and fled. Warrants have also been issued for felonious child abuse inflicting serious injury and contributing to the neglect of a juvenile.

Godfrey is described as a black male with short hair, 5 feet 9 inches and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt with the number 2 on it. Police said Godfrey also has a heart tattoo on his right arm with a cross and initials.

Police officers canvassed the Massey Hill, Owen Drive and Hyde Place areas and have moved the search to the Bonnie Doone area off of Bragg Boulevard. Officers are continuing to follow all leads as they receive them.

The baby is listed in critical condition at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.

Anyone with information on Godfrey's location should contact the Fayetteville Police Department at

(910) 433-1830

or CrimeStoppers at

(910) 483-TIPS (8477)