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Suspect arrested in home invasion that sparked Amber Alert

US Marshals, SJC detectives arrest Kyle Byrd, 22, in Baldwin

Booking photo of Kyle Byrd
Booking photo of Kyle Byrd


One suspect was arrested Friday in a Ponte Vedra Beach home invasion earlier this week that prompted an Amber Alert for a 16-year-old boy, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said.

About 2 p.m., the U.S. Marshals Service assisted the Sheriff's Office's Major Crimes Unit by arresting Kyle Andre-Justin Byrd at an apartment complex on Higginbotham Street in Baldwin. 

Byrd, 22, was taken into custody on a charge of violation of probation from Duval County.

After being interviewed by St. Johns County detectives following his arrest, Byrd has also been charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, grand theft of a motor vehicle and home invasion, according to the Sheriff's Office.

He was booked into the Duval County Jail.

Investigators said they continue to search for two additional suspects who are believed to know Byrd.

Earlier this week, deputies said, three robbers brought a teenager at gunpoint to the Soleil Apartments on Great Harbor Way, kept a couple and their roommate hostage for hours and left them tied up. The boy, Marcus Hatch, who deputies considered a possible kidnapping victim, was found safe Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office.