Covington police said a three-year-old child kidnapped during a vehicle theft Thursday night was found safe in Brownsville.

The child was left in a running car while the mother went inside Discount Liquor. While she was shopping, Sean Browder reportedly stole her vehicle.

“After several tense minutes of searching for the vehicle officers were notified that Brownsville PD responded to a crash involving the stolen vehicle and they had the child, who was not hurt,” the department said in a release. “A witness to the crash advised the suspect ran from the scene into a near by trailer park.”

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Browder, 52, was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Tipton County Correctional Facility and charged with auto theft, kidnapping, child endangerment, vandalism and driving on a suspended license.

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