KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Detectives in Kansas City are searching for a missing 1-year-old boy.
They believe William Magice, Jr. was abducted by his mother Erneshia Jones Saturday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. near Linwood Boulevard and Main Street.
Jones was last seen in a white Chevy SUV with her son. William was wearing brown overalls, a light gray sweater and one Nike shoe at the time of the abduction.
Police said William may have a scab or scrape in the middle of his forehead.
It’s been three days since William Magice last saw his son.
Magice said his son was violently ripped from his arms during what he called an ambush outside The Home Depot in Midtown.
“My son was beaten out of my arms,” Magice said. “There’s no justification behind it.”
Magice said his 8-year-old and Junior were getting gardening supplies when a vehicle pulled in front of them.
“It was her and it was four other guys. Some had ski masks on,” Magice said. “While I’m holding onto my child I’m getting punched in the face, I’m getting kicked in the face, I’m getting choked,” Magice said. “My 8-year-old is screaming, my 1-year-old is screaming.”
Magice said he was knocked out in the chaos and the attackers took the little boy, who he said was supposed to be with him.
“I’m quite a bit devastated,” Magice said.
William’s father said he’s working to get full custody through the courts.
“This situation was extremely violent,” Magice said.
Magice said he and his 8-year-old went to the hospital to e checked for bruises on their heads.
He wants his son back safe in his arms.
Anyone who has seen either Jones or William, is asked to call Kansas City Police’s Juvenile Section at 816-234-5150 and reference case report number KC22018087.
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