Dayton man offering $10K reward for location of kidnapped baby

‘Money will come back. You can’t get kids back.’

Local activist Dion Green is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to finding a Columbus infant missing since Tuesday.

Authorities are still searching for a female suspect and one of two 5-month-old Columbus boys she’s accused of kidnapping when she stole a car Monday night.

“Money will come back. You can’t get kids back,” Green said.

An AMBER Alert was issued for Kason and Ky’air Thomas early Tuesday morning. A passenger at the Dayton International Airport found Ky’air in the economy lot around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Columbus police announced Tuesday afternoon kidnapping charges had been filed against 24-year-old Nalah T. Jackson. A be on the lookout, or BOLO, for Jackson and a stolen black 2010 Honda Accord was also issued for Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The car is missing its front bumper and has a “Westside City Toys” bumper sticker on the back. The car’s left tail light is busted, but still works.

Anyone with information that could be related to the investigation should call the Columbus Police tip line at 614-645-4701, the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI or 911.

Kason was in his mother’s black 2010 Honda Accord with his twin brother, Ky’air, when Jackson reportedly stole the vehicle outside a Columbus Donatos Pizza.

The boys’ mother, Wilhelmina Barnett, had stepped inside the restaurant to pick up a Door Dash order and left the car running, according to Columbus police.

Green originally was offering a $1,000 reward. He increased the reward to $5,000 Wednesday morning before raising the amount again Wednesday afternoon.

Green was in the Oregon District the night his father, Derrick Fudge, was killed in the mass shooting. He has been outspoken about gun violence and other causes in the region.

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