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Sport 2nd arrest in disappearance of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter

23:05  23 november  2019
23:05  23 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Hearing set for man charged in Alabama woman’s disappearance

  Hearing set for man charged in Alabama woman’s disappearance A man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student is due in court for a hearing that could reveal some evidence about the case. Court records show a Lee County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for next Wednesday for 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed. His lawyers requested the appearance.

A second person has been arrested and charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, who has been missing for a month and is the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris, Alabama officials said.

CNN - A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of Alabama college student Aniah Blanchard has been arrested in Florida, authorities said Evidence in her car led police to believe the 19-year-old college student, who is the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, was harmed

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of a UFC heavyweight fighter’s stepdaughter.

FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Haley Blanchard.  Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of Blanchard.  Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019,  that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Fisher was arrested Friday and booked Saturday into the Lee County Jail, Hughes told the Opelika-Auburn News and WRBL-TV. Blanchard, whose stepfather is UFC participant Walt Harris of metro Birmingham, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)© Auburn Police Division FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Haley Blanchard. Auburn police have arrested a second man in the disappearance of Blanchard. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Fisher was arrested Friday and booked Saturday into the Lee County Jail, Hughes told the Opelika-Auburn News and WRBL-TV. Blanchard, whose stepfather is UFC participant Walt Harris of metro Birmingham, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told The Associated Press by email Saturday that 35-year-old Antwain Shamar Fisher of Montgomery has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance last month of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard.

Suspect in disappearance of UFC fighter's stepdaughter ordered to take DNA test

  Suspect in disappearance of UFC fighter's stepdaughter ordered to take DNA test The suspect charged with kidnapping 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris, has been ordered by a judge to take a DNA test.On Wednesday, Lee County District Judge Russell Bush granted a request by prosecutors to force Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, to submit his DNA after investigators found male DNA in Blanchard's car, The Associated Press reported.

(AP) — When UFC fighter Walt Harris’ stepdaughter vanished last month, the man later charged in her disappearance was free on bond in an earlier Yazeed was being held as a fugitive after being charged in Alabama with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard.

A man wanted in the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter has been apprehended in Florida, but the whereabouts of the woman he' s accused of abducting remained a mystery Friday. Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail early Friday.

Fisher was arrested Friday and booked Saturday into the Lee County Jail, Hughes told the Opelika-Auburn News and WRBL-TV.

Blanchard, whose stepfather is UFC participant Walt Harris of metro Birmingham, was last seen Oct. 23 at a convenience store in Auburn.

Her black Honda CRV was found abandoned more than 50 miles (90 kilometers) away at an apartment complex in Montgomery, Alabama. Auburn police Detective Josh Mixon said Blanchard’s blood was found in the car, and it appeared she had suffered a life-threatening injury.

Mixon testified that convenience store video footage showed a man buying a beverage look over at Blanchard. He said tipsters later identified the man as Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, and a man at the store told investigators he saw Yazeed force Blanchard into her car and drive away.

Prosecutors told a Lee County judge that a male’s DNA was found in Blanchard’s car, and the judge ordered Yazeed on Wednesday to submit a DNA sample.

Lee County District Judge Russell Bush denied bond for Yazeed, who also is charged with kidnapping.

Bush said the case against Yazeed can proceed to a grand jury.

Man charged with capital murder in Aniah Blanchard's death .
Charges against Ibraheem Yazeed were upgraded from first-degree kidnapping."Mr. Yazeed is the only person in this case responsible for abducting Aniah Blanchard. He is the only person responsible for Aniah's murder," Hughes said at a press conference. Yazeed is currently being held without bond.

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