Support Salvation Army Wildfire Relief

KCK Amber Alert suspects arrested, 2-yr-old safe, after he was taken in violent assault on mom, neighbor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kansas and Missouri both issued an Amber Alert for a missing two-year-old boy out of Kansas City, Kan., Friday afternoon. Shortly after 6 p.m., the suspect-- the non-custodial father of 2-year-old Jace Brunt, along with his wife-- were arrested at the Kansas City, Kan., police station.

Jace was recovered safely about five hours after he was taken from his mom.

"I'm happy that I get to get my son back and I hope he rot in jail because he shouldn't have did that and then you bring somebody else down with you. I hope she rot in jail, too. You should have known better not to grab no kid that does not belong to you," the mother said of Jace's father.

"....because him driving around like that he could have wrecked with my son in the car. My son could have been hurt because you doing stupid stuff. But I'm glad he's okay and he's coming right back home," she said.

At approximately 12:53pm, police say Jace Brunt,2,  was forcibly taken from his biological mother by his non-custodial father.

The mother told FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien that he has taken Jace without permission once before.

According to the boy's mom, her children's father pointed a gun at a neighbor and also punched her in the face.

Inside the house, she says Jasmine Brunt, 24, her ex's new wife sprayed her with pepper spray and fought with her.

"She maced me and then the mace was going past, there was a whole bunch of mace and it went to my 7-year-old daughter.  And then she couldn't breathe so I had to tell the kids to run upstairs to get out of the mace area," said Jace's mother.

All along, she said she was physically fighting with Brunt inside the house.

Police said the violent actions at the scene indicated Jace was in imminent danger. They issued the AMBER ALERT at about 3:45 p.m., telling the public to look for a white Dodge Charger with rear end damage that had left the 1700 of block of S. 35th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, heading south.

The mother told FOX 4 that Joshua Andrew Brunt grabbed their son and threw him into the car and left his wife behind. She said Brunt had taken her son without permission once before.

"I think he's not going to do nothing. That's his son," she said when FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien asked her if she feared for her son's life. "He's a person that don't stop when he's mad."

When she learned he was found, she was eager to get him back in her arms.

"He going to be happy when he sees me. He's going to smile, kick and do the little dog expression he does. We gonna be happy and he probably ain't going to let me go," she said.