Woman and accomplice arrested after alleged abduction of child from father

PERRIS – A woman used pepper spray on the estranged father of her 2-year-old son in Perris and kidnapped the child, but was later arrested in Hemet, a sheriff’s sergeant said today.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 8:41 p.m. Saturday to an apartment building at 549 N. D St. about vehicle assault.

Witnesses told deputies that Mishay Alls, 23, allegedly pepper sprayed her son’s father and fled with the child in a pickup truck driven by an accomplice. A relative tried to stop Alls from fleeing but was struck by the vehicle and suffered moderate injuries, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Sam Morovich said.

Hemet police officers spotted the getaway truck on West Florida Avenue by 9:15 p.m. Alls and the alleged getaway driver, Amber Cochran, 36, were arrested by sheriff’s deputies for suspicion of kidnapping, assault and conspiracy, Morovich said.

The boy was reunited with his father.


PERRIS – On Saturday, September 14, 2013, deputies from the Perris Police Department responded to an apartment complex located at 549 N. D St., in the city of Perris, in regards to an assault with a vehicle. Deputies arrived within minutes and learned that a 2-year-old child had been abducted by the estranged mother, Mishay Alls, age 23. During the incident, Alls pepper sprayed the child’s father and fled with the child in a waiting truck. As the truck sped away, a family member tried to intervene and was struck by the truck, causing moderate injuries. The fleeing truck also struck several parked vehicles while leaving the area. The driver of the truck was later identified as Amber Cochran, age 36.

At 9:15 pm, Hemet Police Department located the vehicle in the 4600 block of W. Florida Avenue in the city of Hemet. Alls and Cochran were taken into custody by deputies and later booked into the Southwest Detention Center for kidnapping, assault and conspiracy charges. The victim struck by the truck was transported and treated at a nearby hospital. The child was reunited with his father.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact deputies at the Perris Police Department by calling (951) 210-1000, or [email protected]

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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