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Woman charged with kidnapping friend's child after domestic incident

Simmons is charged with kidnapping and is currently awaiting her initial appearance Source: JPD Simmons is charged with kidnapping and is currently awaiting her initial appearance Source: JPD
Samiyah Terese Gaines. Source: MBI Samiyah Terese Gaines. Source: MBI
Samiyah Terese Gaines. Source: MBI Samiyah Terese Gaines. Source: MBI
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

A woman has been arrested and charged with the kidnapping of her friend's child. 

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation canceled the Amber Alert after 6-year-old Samiyah Terese Gaines was located safely. The suspect, 24-year-old Jazzlynn Tommynik Simmons, has been taken into custody.

Officers say they responded to a home on Glenmary Street Tuesday night after the kidnapping was reported. The child's father told officers that his daughter had just been taken by Simmons after a verbal argument. She was driving a white sedan.

The father told police that Simmons was a friend of the child's mother and had been sent to pick up the child. 

The father had decided not to allow the child to leave with her, but the suspect took her anyway. An Amber Alert was issued and the child was returned safely a short time later. 

Simmons was arrested a short time later and has been charged with kidnapping. 

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