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Man arrested in December carjacking with child in car

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - A man has been arrested in connection with a December carjacking of a vehicle with a child inside.

Police said  Monday 42-year-old James Hatmaker was arrested Friday in  Montgomery County and charged with the crime.

The December 5 carjacking was caught on surveillance cameras. 

Police say Hatmaker stole a car from a Troy gas station moments before the child's mother walked outside and discovered her car and her baby were gone.

Shortly after the theft a Tipp City man called 911 and reported his wife's car had been stolen and the car with the baby inside was in his driveway.

"My wife went out to start her car, there's a car in my driveway with a baby in it, and her car's gone," he says in a 911 call.

Hatmaker has been charged with theft and kidnapping. He is currently in the Miami County Jail.

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