Detroit police arrest suspect accused of kidnapping 5-year-old boy

Police say Davelle Stevenson took child from front of home

DETROIT - A man suspected of kidnapping a 5-year-old boy who went missing on the city's west side is in police custody.

Assistant Detroit Police Chief James White said the child, Marcus Pruitt, has been taken to a hospital and is being examined. White said Marcus is alert and talking.

You can watch the full news conference in the video above.

Marcus was found Friday in the area of Stahelin Avenue and Seven Mile Road, police said.

The 5-year-old went missing in the 19400 block of St. Marys Road. Police said his mother noticed he was missing around 10:30 p.m. Thursday when she went to check on him.

Police have named Davelle Stevenson, 39, a suspect in the case.

Davelle Stevenson (WDIV)

White said Stevenson took Marcus front in front of his home without permission.

Authorities said Stevenson was riding a moped when he kidnapped Marcus.

Police said this is still a very active and fluid investigation and they have a number of questions that are still unanswered.

Marcus Pruitt

Marcus Pruitt

Marcus Pruitt

Police Capt. Darrell Patterson said police searched the home, the area and a nearby vacant home before finding Marcus. Officers were assisted by a K-9 unit.

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