Cartersville Police Officers were dispatched to The Park at 366 apartments on Old Mill Road on Monday night at 6:15 regarding a reported child abduction. Officers learned that 31-year-old Maurice Hall of Cartersville had taken a 10-month-old infant boy against the mother’s wishes and intended to take the infant to South Georgia. In addition, Hall was traveling in a stolen vehicle.

Investigators alerted state law enforcement and contacted Hall via cell phone. Investigators negotiated the transfer of the child to a relative in south Atlanta, and the infant was subsequently returned to his mother in Cartersville, unharmed.

Hall was apprehended in Monroe County by the Georgia State Patrol. Bartow County issued warrants on Maurice Hall for kidnapping, felony theft by taking, and robbery. Hall faces additional charges in Monroe County and has outstanding warrants in Cherokee County. The Cartersville Police Department wishes to thank the Georgia State Patrol for their swift actions and assistance.