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Suspect arrested, 2-year-old found safe more than 24 hours after Amber Alert issued

Lucy Bullock's bond was set at $500K
Brandon Rozier Jr. Found
Lucy Bullock
Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-04 15:56:21-05

CINCINNATI — The woman accused of kidnapping a 2-year-old in North College Hill was in court Saturday morning.

Brandon Rozier Jr. was found in Evanston Friday afternoon, more than 24 hours after an Amber Alert was issued to find him. Police said 22-year-old Lucy Bullock took Rozier from his babysitter's car without permission at around 5 a.m. Thursday.

Rozier was found with Yahlomen Bullock, the brother of Bullock, at their mother's home. Police said Bullock was at her attorney's office to turn herself in. The stolen car she was driving was found earlier Friday in Cincinnati.

Lillian Crumpley, the child's aunt, said Rozier went to the hospital with his mom as a precaution.

"It was a relief to know that he was OK," Crumpley said. "It's been, it's been crazy. We can't sleep, I mean we couldn't sleep. We came from Georgia. I mean, we could not sleep."

Bullock was wanted for abduction and kidnapping. Schrand said police are still unsure how much her brother knew surrounding the kidnapping, and there is a chance he and others could face charges.

"To be honest, I think that anybody who either hindered the safe return of this child for so long as well as took part in helping Lucy to evade arrest and capture and the safe return of him. I think they should have their day in court to answer for their activities," he said.

In court Saturday, Bullock's bond was set at $500,000, and she also two other pending felonies. She is expected back in court on March 13.

Bullock has a previous criminal history, including stealing cars. She was in Judge Leslie Ghiz's courtroom recently for two low-level, non-violent felonies. At that time, Ghiz said she was also under the care of the Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Services (GCBH) due to mental health issues. Ghiz said the protocol for someone that is under the care of GCBH and has non-violent offenses is to put them on probation.

Police said they haven't discovered a motive for why Bullock would want to take Rozier. They also said there are many unanswered questions right now that they will continue to investigate.

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