JOPLIN, MO.--- Three people are under arrest in the attempted abduction of a Joplin toddler. Joplin police say two men, Tayvon Smith and Ron King, broke into a home in the 1400 block of west 5th Street but failed to kidnap the child. Officers believe the suspects were attempting to take the toddler at the request of the child's mother, Elise DeBoutez. All three are in custody and police are seeking criminal charges in the case.
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