Alabama dad charged with kidnapping own child, shooting into apartment
Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2023
An Alabama father has been charged after police say he fired a gun into an apartment and then kidnapped his 11-month-old child to whom he did not have custodial rights.
Vestavia Hills police said Tuesday that Joel Bennett McCandless was arrested Sunday night and charged with multiple charges including:
Kidnapping 1st No bond
Burglary 1st No bond
Shooting into an occupied building, No bond
Certain Persons prohibited to process a firearm, No bond
Reckless Endangerment, $6,000
Criminal Mischief 2nd $6,000
Violation of a protection from abuse order, $6,000 bond
Interference with a domestic violence emergency call, $3,000 bond
McCandless became the suspect after police were called to the Grand Highland Apartments Sunday evening on a report of shots fired and kidnapping.