New Orleans – Late Wednesday evening, FBI Special Agents from the New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force and Child Exploitation Task Force arrested 48-year-old Deborah Boyd in connection with the kidnapping of 11-year-old Tyreon Brim.
Boyd is Brim’s paternal grandmother.
The arrest was made and the boy was recovered unharmed in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Brim was kidnapped from a trailer in Meridian, Mississippi by two armed men at approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The two armed men entered the home where a men was babysitting several children, asked for Brim specifically, and then left with him. The men also robbed the babysitter, according to the FBI.
Boyd was arrested on a Mississippi state warrant for kidnapping and remains in the Washington Parish Jail awaiting extradition back to Mississippi.
The investigation to identify the co-conspirators in this matter continues.
The investigating and arresting teams also included officers from the Louisiana State Police, the New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Kenner Police Department, working with FBI agents from Jackson, Mississippi, the Bogalusa Police Department and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi.