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    Elkhart Lady Found w/kids

    Ind. woman, 4 kids found alive

    January 24, 2007
    ELKHART, Ind. -- A mother and her four children were found safe Tuesday night at a motel just miles from where police said the father had shot a man and abducted the family three days earlier, authorities said. He was arrested as he tried to escape through an air duct.

    Jerry D. White, 30, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and several counts of confinement, police said. It was unclear Tuesday night whether White had a lawyer.

    Authorities had issued an Amber Alert for the four children, ages 16 months to 9 years, and their mother, 31-year-old Kimberly N. Walker, on Saturday. Police had searched as far as Chicago for the woman and her children before finding them in Elkhart, in northern Indiana.

    Police said White broke into the Elkhart house of Walker, his ex-girlfriend, about 2 a.m. Saturday and shot her sister's boyfriend, who was still in the hospital Tuesday. White then held everyone captive until leaving with Walker and the children nearly 10 hours later, police said.

    Investigators were able to trace the family to the Sleepy Hollow motel, about 6 miles from Walker's home, in part because Walker had made three calls to relatives from a nearby pay phone saying they were safe, said Detective Sgt. Bill Wargo.

    Officers knocked on the door of the motel room about 8 p.m. Tuesday and heard rumbling inside, after which Walker opened the door.

    ''She was sobbing hysterically and physically shaking like I've never seen anybody shake,'' Wargo said. ''I asked her if she was Kim. She very hesitantly shook her head yes.''

    Officers pulled her out of the room and rushed her behind a building, he said.

    ''She was yelling, 'My children. My children,' '' Wargo said.

    Wargo said he then began yelling for the children but got no response at first.

    ''I continued to yell for the kids, and the oldest boy Jaylan, I saw him poke his head out kind of as the big brother,'' he said. ''I asked him to come out to me, and as he came running out they all came out in order like a row of ducks.''

    Officers caught White as he tried to escape through an air duct, Wargo said. He did not have a weapon, but investigators -- awaiting a search warrant -- did not immediately know whether there was one in the motel room.

    The shooting victim, Lathie Turnage, 30, was still in Elkhart General Hospital. His girlfriend, Pamela Walker, said he was in critical condition Tuesday and that doctors were optimistic.

    Police said that White had been harassing Kimberly Walker for several days before the abduction and that her sister and Turnage had been staying with the family. Walker reported to police Friday that White had confined her in her car before stealing it, authorities said.

    Wargo said a pizza delivery driver helped investigators determine which room the family was in.

    Derek Powers, who delivered food to the motel Sunday afternoon, said that the man stepped outside of the room to pay him and that he didn't see anyone inside.

    ''The TV was turned up really loud,'' Powers said. ''Everything seemed normal when I made the delivery except that he stepped outside.''

    Police called Powers on Tuesday and asked him to look at a photo.

    ''When he was shown a picture, he said, 'He kind of looks like the guy,''' Wargo said.

    Police had been especially concerned about the oldest child, 9-year-old Jaylan, because he has severe asthma and requires a ventilator every few hours. Wargo said the boy had an inhaler.

    He and his siblings Justin, 8; Kyara, 6; and 16-month-old Kayla were at the police station watching cartoons, Wargo said.

    ''Everybody's perfectly fine,'' he said. ''Everybody's doing great.''

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