JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Alabama basketball player and six other people have been indicted on federal charges they conspired to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from an east Mississippi elementary school.
Among those named in the indictment unsealed Wednesday was 18-year-old Devonta Pollard, who played this past season as a freshman.
Prosecutors say his mother, Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, led a scheme to kidnap the girl to pressure the child's mother in a land dispute. Authorities say at one point kidnappers demanded a $50,000 ransom.
An attorney for Devonta Pollard says they will defend him vigorously. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. His mother faces a more serious charge that carries a potential life sentence.
---
Follow Jeff Amy at http://twitter.com/jeffamy

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Updated 2018 March Madness Odds Following more changes around the college basketball landscape, three teams have emerged as the favorites to win the 2018 NCAA...

NCAAB Team Pages