Kidnapping suspect remains at large - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Kidnapping suspect remains at large

Suspect Eric Sims Suspect Eric Sims

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) - Police continue to search for Eric Sims, who kidnapped two young children at gunpoint in the 3500 block of Ladue on Friday.

The children, who were found unharmed on Friday night, were reunited with their mother at a police station.

Sims kidnapped 4-year-old Tony Watson, Jr. and 1-year-old Erin Holloway, his daughter.

Family members say Sims and two other men drove up and snatched the young siblings from their mother as they walked to a relative's home just down the street.

"He pulled up and got the kids at gunpoint and made the kids get in the car," said Tony Watson, the boy's father.

A grandmother of one of the children said Sims had gotten into an altercation with the children's mother, and that he was jealous over a birthday party planned for young Tony this weekend.

An Amber Alert issued across all of West Tennessee was cancelled late Friday evening after officers found the children unharmed at the home of Sims' mother.

Sims, a reported Bloods gang member with a lengthy criminal record, was accompanied by two other black males - Anthony Weir and another man only known by the nickname "A. P."

Sims is a 23-year-old black male. He is 5'10" tall and weighs 150 lbs. He has black hair worn in long dread locks. Sims was armed with a .38 cal. handgun. "A. P." was also armed with a handgun.

The men were last seen in a maroon red 1989 Buick Park Avenue with Tennessee registration 873FNY. Relatives say the vehicle is scarred by bullet holes.

If you have information on Sim's whereabouts, please call (901) 528-CASH or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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