Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, was busted in Florida early Friday on first-degree kidnapping charges in connection to the disappearance of the teen, who was last seen at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama Oct. 23, jail records show.
Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, as the 19-year-old remains missing.
A man wanted in the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter has been apprehended in Florida, but the whereabouts of the woman he's accused of abducting remained a mystery Friday. Her vehicle was later found more than 50 miles away in Montgomery, Alabama.
Auburn police this week released images of Yazeed, showing him at the gas station while Blanchard was there.
On Thursday, Auburn Police identified 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed as a suspect and issued a first-degree kidnapping warrant, letting the public know Yazeed was unsafe and possibly armed.
Aniah Blanchard, 19, is a college student in Alabama who had been missing since October 23.
Evidence from within Blanchard's vehicle (pictured below) was recovered in Montgomery.
Major Andrew Hobbs with the Escambia County Florida Sheriff's Office did confirm his agency assisted U.S. Marshals in taking a suspect into custody but, at the time, he could not confirm the identity of the suspect or the suspect's charges.
Authorities have revealed that evidence places Yazeed at the same place where Blanchard was last seen.
Anybody with any additional information in this case is asked to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP, or the 24-hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.
Yazeed was out on bond at the time of Ms Blanchard's disappearance.
Yazeed was taken away from the scene in an ambulance and his jail booking photo shows him with a swollen left eye.
On Friday morning, November 8, that suspect, Ibraheem Yazeed, was captured approximately three miles from the Alabama border in Pensacola, Florida.
In 2017, he was arrested for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer in Johnson County, Kansas.