Baby returned to mother after man flees Wyandotte County Courthouse with baby in arms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The 7th Street Casino keeps a close eye on downtown Kansas City, Kan. It has 10 surveillance cameras outside, 250 inside, and another 10 at a nearby parking garage.

The Wyandotte Nation Gaming Commission explained to 41 Action News on Friday that it has used its cameras to help Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Missouri police, the ATF and the Secret Service locate people on the run.

Friday was no different.

At about 10 a.m., the commission received a phone call from the Wyandotte County Sheriffs Department, wanting their morning surveillance footage.

Here's why: A 23-year-old man, who had violated his probation, fled from the Wyandotte County Courthouse with a baby in his hands.

Then, Robert Ingram jumped into an apparent getaway car on Seventh Street.

Lt. Kelli Bailiff said it's nothing new to county court.

"If they think they may get sentenced, they sometimes have plans if they don't want to go to jail. This was clearly a plan."

She was ecstatic on Friday when the baby was found.

Bailiff said she told her team that the main goal was to find the baby. She felt like her team had succeeded on Friday.

A warrant was issued late Friday afternoon for Ingram's arrest. It comes with a $50,000 bond.

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