Alabama Basketball Player Arrested for Kidnapping 6 Year Old Girl

Devonta Pollard

Believe it or not, this is all over a land dispute.

I thought that only happened in old Western Movies.

Devonta Pollard, a forward on the University of Alabama basketball team, was charged Tuesday as part of a kidnapping for which his mother was arrested last month.

Sheriff James Moore of Kemper County (Miss.) said Tuesday that Pollard faces one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the April 30 abduction of Jashayla Hopson, 6, who was taken from her school in Scooba, Miss.

The Associated Press reported that the kidnapping grew out of an ongoing land dispute involving the child’s mother and Jesse Mae Brown Pollard.

According to a criminal affidavit filed in the case, Dancy, 51, who worked at the school in Scooba, allegedly told Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, 54, where the child was in the school and what she was wearing. Shamarius Ruffin, 25, allegedly was directed to go to the library to get the girl, and to tell them that Dancy “said it was all right,” the AP reported.

Devonta has an awesome mother.