Columbus woman faces federal charges in connection with kidnapping baby twins


A Columbus woman charged with stealing a car and twin 5-month-old boys last month now faces federal charges.

Nalah Jackson, 24, was taken into custody in Indianapolis on December 21, three days after police said she stole a 2010 Honda Accord containing twins Kason and Ky’air Thomas. The car continued to drive outside Donatos Pizza in the Short North area of ​​Columbus.

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Ky’air was found in a parking lot at Dayton International Airport early on December 20, but Jackson and Kason remained missing until December 22.

Jackson was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on two counts of kidnapping a minor. She risks 20 years to life in prison for each count.

Jackson is currently in custody in Indiana and will be transported to the Southern District of Ohio to face her federal arraignment in U.S. District Court in Columbus. Those federal charges will replace her current state kidnapping charges,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker.

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