Charges: Man knocked woman out before kidnapping their baby

The baby was dropped off at urgent care in Minnetonka a day after being taken.
Jamal Lamarr Jones

A man who sparked a kidnapping alert last week in St. Paul has been charged with stalking and domestic assault. 

Jamal Lamarr Jones, 21, remains at large following the June 24 incident, in which he's accused of knocking the mother of their child unconscious, then fleeing with their 7-month-old baby. 

According to a charging document, the mother called police at 8:54 p.m. after she regained consciousness following the assault. When she woke up, Jones and their baby were gone and she didn't know how long she'd been knocked out. 

She told police that Jones became angry when she wouldn't let him leave with the baby, which she said led to Jones punching her all over her body with closed fists and then "banging her head off the living room floor for about three minutes," the criminal complaint said. 

One day after St. Paul Police Department issued a missing persons report for the child – the criminal complaint says an AMBER Alert was issued – an "unknown male" dropped off the baby at North Memorial Urgent Care in Minnetonka. 

The baby was unharmed and soon thereafter reunited with the mother. 

Jones is not in custody and due to "serious concerns" about his violent history, a warrant for his arrest has been issued. 

Per the criminal complaint, Jones has been charged with assault three times in the past month, all of them against the mother of his child. 

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-28 at 6.58.11 PM

Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

White tail deer

DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.


Terrion Sherman

Man, 23, charged in brutal murder of young St. Paul woman

A 23-year-old St. Paul man is facing a second-degree murder charge.

Efrain Guerrero Jr.

Charges: Willmar man brutally beat woman with knife handle

The Day One Crisis Hotline for domestic violence victims is always available at 1-866-223-1111.

Nathan James Homme

Charges: Wisconsin man planned to kidnap Shoreview woman

The 39-year-old man has been charged with two felonies.

Charges: Man assaulted woman in middle of street in Golden Valley

The Day One Crisis Hotline is always available at 1-866-223-1111.

Itayvia Lloyd

Charges: In fit of rage, mother threw son with autism over 4th-floor balcony

The 33-year-old St. Paul woman is charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Edith Merrell

Charges: Rochester woman bites off piece of man's thumb

She's been charged with two counts of assault.

Brandon Salter

Charge: Man shot dead while trying to protect sister from ex-boyfriend

He responded to his sister's call for help after she was approached on June 4.