‘So many red flags’ – woman tells story of missing twin baby found and kidnapper arrested

CLEVELAND — Cheyanne Delmare is still in shock after leading police to help catch 24-year-old Nala Jackson, a woman accused of stealing a car with twins inside the car.

“Now it’s really incredible,” she said. “How for me is still unbelievable.”

According to authorities, the Jackson babies were taken away on the night of December 19 in Columbus. Columbus police joined the search for the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the FBI. Police say Nala Jackson was in the restaurant when her mother entered, but left moments later. She then got into her mother’s car and left with the twins still in the car. The first twin was discovered the next morning at Dayton International Airport. However, Jackson and the second twin are still missing.

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On December 20, a yellow warning was issued for Indianapolis. Jackson was arrested two days later, and the second twin was found hours after the woman was taken into custody.

On December 22, Delmare bought toys from a woman named May and gave her a ride to the dollar store. But, leaving the store, Delmare said that something was wrong.

“In my conversation with her in the car, when I gave her a lift, I ignored so many red flags,” Delmare said.

Delmare did some research and noticed similarities between the woman she met and the suspect on the loose, Jackson.

Immediately, Delmare and her cousin Meka Curry came up with a plan to try and catch the kidnapper.

The couple contacted “Mae” to buy more toys, for which she sent them the address. When Delmare and Curry arrived, May got into the car. At that moment they knew it was Jackson, but when the police got involved, things got more complicated.

“I showed him everything and made me say from the car why he came back and questioned her,” Delmare recalled. “And he came back about five minutes later. He told me, “That’s not her.”

Delmare and Curry then opened the photographs and begged the officers to take another look.

“She is [the officer] went to the car and looked at the woman again,” Delmare said. “And that’s how they got her out.”

However, the missing twin child was never found. The items left in the back seat of Delmar’s car were evidence.

“So I found the bus schedule in the back seat and we used that map to try and figure out where the car might be,” she said.

Their search ended when they stopped to buy food near the Papa John’s that Jackson mentioned. It was then that the missing car was discovered.

“She said the baby was there and said she smelled bad, you know, because he was sitting for so many days,” Delmare said.

It was the missing twin boy in the car, Cason Thomas.

“By the time I got back from Blaze’s Pizzeria, Mecca was inside Papa John holding the baby and he was reasonably alive and breathing,” Delmare said.

Delmare had the opportunity to call the baby’s mother with the news, but she is still in shock.

“It was a huge relief. I didn’t think I’d be part of something like this in my life,” she said.

The twins’ grandmother told News 5 they are forever grateful to Delmar and Curry for their work.

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