Amir Ellis

A mother from Springs, Arkansas, told The North Carolina Beat that her son, 20-year-old Amir Isaiah Ellis, was kidnapped late Monday night, early Tuesday morning, May 16, 2023, by two Hispanic males.

Jessica Ellis told The North Carolina Beat that she received a text from Amir’s baby’s mother on Wednesday while she was at home. Jessica stated that Amir’s baby’s mother informed her that she had received a call from her bestfriend, who informed her that they had received a call from a man named Laron regarding Amir being kidnapped by two Hispanic men. Jessica stated that her son’s baby mother informed her that Laron had dropped Amir off at a girl’s house named Takahi.

Takahi Shelby

According to JessicaAmir also is roommates with Laron.

Jessica stated that when she was first told that her son had been kidnapped and drugged out of the house with no shoes or cell phone, she was skeptical because her son would never leave the house without his cell phone.

Jessica stated, “I told her that we both know Isaiah isn’t going anywhere without that cell phone.” My 17-year-old son called and asked if I had heard from Isaiah, and I told him to calm down because he knows how his brother is, and I still didn’t think anything of it.

Jessica stated that after receiving a call from her 17-year-old son inquiring about his brother, she told his son’s baby mother to tell the girl who called her to “call me.”

Instead, Jessica spoke with Laron, who has been identified as 26-year-old Charles Laron Smith by The North Carolina Beat. Jessica stated that Laron confirmed her son’s kidnapping but was unsure why–if it happened Monday–she was only now learning about it. Jessica stated that Laron told her that he dropped Amir off at Tahkahi’s place around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning and that he began receiving calls around 1:30 a.m.

Jessica said she believes Laron is lying about his times, and according to her, a neighbor’s surveillance camera caught Laron’s car coming to drop Amir off at Tahkahi’s house at 1:40 am.

Jessica stated that he is lying. I saw his car on a neighbor’s camera who lives on Rocky Reef Circle at 1:40 a.m. coming to pick up my son.

Jessica claims Laron gave her the location of her son’s kidnapping.

Jessica stated that she went to the home on Rocky Reef Circle where her son was kidnapped on Wednesday night and spoke with Takahi’s family. Takahi Shelby has been identified as the girl by the North Carolina Beat. However, the family told Jessica that no one called 911 because “someone said not to.”

I asked them who the “somebody” was and reminded them that someone broke into their house, so why wouldn’t you call 911? Jessica said. They told me they don’t know if they locked the door or not when I asked them how somebody got into their home.

Takahi told Jessica that when she went to the bathroom, the men went to her room and began jumping Amir before dragging him out of the house and kidnapping him.

When I asked her how the guys got into her room, she said she didn’t know

Laron told the North Carolina Beat that he dropped Amir off at Takahi’s house “around one something” before Takahi called him around 1:30, saying two Hispanic men had broken into her house, beaten Amir, and kidnapped him.

When we asked Laron if he knew Takahi, he hesitated and said, “yeah.”

Laron explained that he wanted to go over there. ‘I don’t even like black girls, but drop me off at this black girl’s house,’ he said. He told me where we were after I asked him, and as he was telling me, I recognized the girl.

Laron said the night he got the phone call about Amir being kidnapped; he asked Takahi if the men were on foot or car, to which he said she told him they were on foot.

Laron stated that she initially stated that they were on foot. She then changed her story, saying they were in a dark-colored car that could be black, red, maroon, or burgundy.

According to Laron, Amir allegedly robbed “some Mexicans” and claimed that a photo of Takahi and one of the men Amir robbed, who also happened to be one of the men who kidnapped Amir, was circulating on social media.

Laron stated that he had not yet seen the photograph.

If you have any information about Amir’s whereabouts, call 202-982-6172 or 911.

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