Fayetteville kidnapping suspect arrested in Alabama; 29-year-old woman with special needs safe

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local police have called off the search for a man accused of stealing a woman’s car and taking off with her daughter with special needs inside the vehicle after they were located in Alabama. 

According to officials, Terry Wayne Taylor, 60, was arrested in Sheffield, Alabama on Tuesday night.

According to officials, Taylor kidnapped Chelsea Rose Riihmaa, 29, following a domestic dispute with her mother on Monday. 

The victim told police he dropped her off inside Fayetteville city limits and took off in her 2003 gold Toyota Four Runner with Tennessee tags CDW 833. 

Riihmaa was also located with Taylor and deemed safe. Officials are now working to reconnect her with her mother. 

Chelsea has cerebral palsy and is completely non-verbal, and officials consider her to be endangered. She is described as a white female, approximately 4-foot-10-inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. 

Taylor is a white male with gray-brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6-foot-2-inches tall and 185 pounds. 

If seen, please contact your local law enforcement agency,  Fayetteville (TN) Police Dispatch:931-433-4522, 1-800-TBI-FIND,  or Lincoln County Crime Stoppers- 931-433-STOP (7867). 

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