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Father of missing baby arrested Wednesday night

Raymond Moore, Jr. (Source: Little Rock Police Department) Raymond Moore, Jr. (Source: Little Rock Police Department)
Raymond Moore, Sr. (Source: Little Rock Police Department) Raymond Moore, Sr. (Source: Little Rock Police Department)
Raymond Moore, Jr. (Source: Little Rock Police Department) Raymond Moore, Jr. (Source: Little Rock Police Department)

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Police say Raymond Moore, 28, of Little Rock was arrested  Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. after police found his vehicle in the Wakefield area.

According to Little Rock Police, Moore led them on a hot pursuit that ended on Chicot Road. There, Moore surrendered.

"He was pretty calm.  I think he was probably relieved to be taken into custody.  He might have had some idea that he could get hurt and some of the threats he had made and some of weapons that he had, there was a possibility of that.  We were prepared for just about anything," said Little Rock Police spokesperson Lt. Terry Hastings.

Police say a search of Moore's car turned up several weapons.

LITTLE ROCK (KAIT) – A Morgan Nick Amber Alert has been cancelled for a missing baby who was taken at gunpoint late Monday night in Little Rock.

Arkansas State Police have cancelled the alert, but did not give any more information about 7-month-old Raymond Moore, Jr.

According to Little Rock TV Station KARK and KTHV, the baby was found at an Aunt's house in North Little Rock around 11 Tuesday morning. Moore, Jr. has been taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, and will be returned to his mother according to KARK-TV.

Police are still searching for the father, Raymond Moore, Sr.

Arkansas State Police say 7-month-old Raymond Moore, Jr. went missing around 11:27 p.m. Police say the suspected abductor is Raymond Moore, Sr.

Raymond Moore, Sr. does have an active murder warrant pending against him. Moore, Sr. is described by investigators as a 5 foot 11 inch black male with brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, a black hoodie, and could be wearing a wig.

Investigators say Moore, Sr. was driving a Chevy Tahoe, but it was later found with no traces of either the father or the son inside. Moore, Sr.'s current mode of travel is unknown at this time.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly drove Moore, Sr. to kidnap the child, but have not been able to locate Moore himself.

Moore, Sr. is wanted in the shooting death in August 2010 at a southwest Little Rock motel. Police have arrested 3 others in the shooting, and Moore, Sr. was the last suspect sought. Two others were wounded in the August shootout.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Raymond Moore, Sr. or Jr., please call the Little Rock Police Department at (501) 371-4829.

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