Cousins accused of holding toddler for ransom
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says argument over car led to abduction
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two women have been charged with kidnapping a 2-year-old girl Thursday in Northwest Jacksonville and holding her for ransom in exchange for a car.
A 22-year-old woman has been charged with kidnapping
Rachael Wynn, 22, and Kiera Wynn, 25, were booked into the Duval County jail about 2:30 a.m. Friday on charges of kidnapping. A judge set their bonds at $750,003 each during a hearing Friday afternoon.
News4Jax learned the two women are cousins.
Police said Wynter Floyd was taken about midday Thursday from a Northwest Jacksonville home on East Leonard Circle in a dispute over a car. About eight hours later, residents near the corner of Moncrief Road and Owen Avenue found the girl crying and took her to Wolfson Children's Hospital.
The girl was checked out and given the all clear.
"I thank God that she's safe and she's in good condition, and I'm just happy she's here back with me," the child's mother, Carla Floyd, said. "My mind got to me thinking she was gone forever, and now she's here forever."
According to police, the cousins got into an argument with Wynter's family over a car loaned to the girl's father, Calvin Elmore.
Police learned Elmore had taken possession of a 2007 Chevrolet Impala owned by Rachael Wynn and did not return it.
Witnesses said the cousins went to a home on Leonard Circle East demanding the car be returned, and one of the them yelled to someone inside that "Calvin could have his daughter back when they got the car back."
When the resident got to the front door, the toddler was gone.
"Please bring my baby back," Carla Floyd said while the search was on for Wynter. "I don't got no beef with you. I don't care about you, just bring me my baby."
According to police, Rachael Wynn regained possession of the car, and the cousins were found in it during a traffic stop and detained.
Floyd told News4Jax that she went to school with Rachael Wynn, who she calls Mookie, and she's "been nothing but friendly to me."
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