DETROIT (WJBK) - The suspect wanted in an AMBER Alert issued Tuesday morning has been taken into custody in northwest Detroit. Sondra Renee, the 2-year-old girl who was missing, has also been found, ending the AMBER Alert.
Authorities had been in pursuit of the suspect, Grady Barrett, after they spotted his vehicle on I-75 near the Ohio border. The pursuit lasted nearly an hour long and went from Monroe to Romulus, before ending at Seven Mile and Meyers in Detroit. Sondra was found inside the car.
EMS assistance was requested at the scene, but it doesn't appear anyone was seriously injured. We're told Barrett flipped and crashed his car when police attempted a pit maneuver. He hit two parked cars in the process.
Barrett has been taken into custody. Another adult was also in the car, and she was also taken into custody.
The FBI is also looking into the case, as they say Barrett crossed state lines into Ohio.
Authorities issued an AMBER Alert around 7 a.m. Tuesday for Sondra. Detroit police say Barrett had a machete when he forcefully took her from a relative's house in Detroit in the middle of the night.
Police say Barrett was dating Sondra's mother, and that he is not the girl's biological father.
Sondra was with an aunt, who was babysitting her at the time she was taken.
The AMBER Alert has officially been canceled.