COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — We're getting our first look at baby Kason Thomas recovering at an Indianapolis hospital. The 5-month-old spent Christmas safe and sound with family after he and his twin brother were abducted early last week.
Nalah Jackson, who is accused of abducting Kason and his brother Kyair, is set to face an Indiana judge on Tuesday on a local charge of battery of bodily waste for allegedly spitting at a deputy.
The family of Kason Thomas told WSYX he is still emotional and is trying to come to terms with the events over the past week. They are thankful they've been able to spend the past few days back together.
5-month-old Kason Thomas was fast asleep in a picture provided to WSYX by the family. The baby was receiving treatment at an Indianapolis hospital.
The past week has been an emotional roller coaster for loved ones.
Kyair was found at the Dayton airport after being taken. Kason though, was missing for two days.
Jackson is working her way through the court system in Indiana before she's eventually brought back to Columbus to face charges.
This case is not only having an impact on officers in Columbus but Indianapolis as well. WSYX heard from the pair of officers who recovered the baby after information from tips.
"It feels amazing. It feels good that you're able to reunite this child with his family," said Sgt. Richard El.
"First thing that went through my mind was thank God. We found baby Kason. He's alive and well," said Sgt. Shawn Anderson.
A relief to many touched by this story.
This case is far from over. The investigation is moving forward into who, if anyone, helped the woman charged in the days she was on the run.