Alabama: Kidnapping Involves Crimson Tide Forward Devonta Pollard

    June 6, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Devonta Pollard, an 18-year-old sophmore forward for the University of Alabama’s basketball team, is one of seven people charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl back in April. Pollard has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

According to a Tuscaloosa News report, the charge stems from the kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson, who was taken from her Scooba, Mississippi elementary school on April 30. The kidnappers were alleged to have been led by Pollard’s mother, Jesse Pollard. Devonta was allegedly involved in coordinating logistics and providing rides for people during the kidnapping.

A court filing states that Hopson was taken to a Laurel, Mississippi hotel room while one of the kidnappers contacted the girl’s mother to demand a $50,000 ransom. When Jessee Pollard was called in for a lie detector test the next day, the kidnapping plot was abandoned. Hopson was dropped off on a remote country road and told to run over and knock on the door of a stranger’s trailer. A rental car used in the kidnapping was then abandoned in a ditch.

The alleged motive for the kidnapping was a feud between Jesse Pollard and Hopson’s mother. The kidnapping trial is set to begin on August 6.

  • mother russia

    people are just getting crazy every single day, kiddnapping, murdering then raping, I mean what are getting into those heads of theirs? I dont think that they are living their life right at all when they are taking someone else`s life in danger and they really think that thats how they will ever be able to earn a living by taking a risk to steal a child,and then asking for the money, the problem is youll never get out of that situation. Believe me when I say that cuz its true. Those of you who are living their life right keep going. And other people who are reading this who are making some pretty bad mistakes you better I swear,get your life straight, I dont know what makes you wanna do this kind of dirty job,not your friends so dont do it.

    • alla

      Thow the full weight of the law at this bunch. Cowards all of them. I can only guess this so called collage student , only got in school becuse he could shoot a basketball. Not for having a brain. What a momma’s boy.

  • will

    You had your whole life w/education and sports credentials ahead of you, but you chose to follow your crazy ghetto mother, and now youre no one.

  • judy

    I’ll tell you why nothing gets done…if the laws were changed…you will have YOUR DICK CUT OFF if you rape, might be a start. AND the so called MOTHERS of these children should be charged too…watch your kids you had them, be sure you know who your child stays with, don’t just drop them off because you have to run errands, take the child with you…don’t trust family members either…ask me I know. IF the child is walking anywhere by themselves, the mother or father should be punished. I can guarantee you something else, MOTHERS KNOWS THEIR CHILDREN ARE BEING MOLESTED, but don’t want to turn their husband/boyfriends in, they are afraid of being embarrassed or they would lose their homes…its would change their lifestyles, those should be punished also….