Antwan Reliford in custody (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Dave Smith)
Antwan Reliford (PHOTO: Hamilton County jail)
WEST END, OH (FOX19) -
Bond was set at $250,000 Friday for the father who Cincinnati police say took his 23-month-old daughter at gunpoint, prompting an Amber Alert Thursday.
Antwan Reilford is held on a kidnapping charge at the Hamilton County jail.
According to court records, he kicked in the door to West End residence and abducted An'tionna Reliford about 3:20 p.m.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert was issued, but the toddler was found safe by 5 p.m. in Avondale and reunited with her frantic mother.
"We heard some banging, and we was like, ‘Who is that trying to get in the hallway,’ not knowing that he was kicking her door. We heard the door bust through. He ran upstairs all wild,” said Regina Grant, the child’s grandmother. “He was like, 'B**** give me my baby! You can't take me from my baby. You will never take me from my baby.' He had the gun, waving the gun, 'B**** I'll kill you! I'll kill you if you keep me from my baby.’”
"He ran through this little entrance way with her and she was running behind him, 'Give me my baby! Give me my baby!' He was saying, 'B****, you will never get your baby back! You'll never get your baby,’” Grant told FOX19 NOW.
Grant says that her daughter told her that Reliford has been threatening her for two weeks.
On Friday, Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Lisa Allen ordered him to stay away from his daughter's mother.
He has a history of violence.
In 2009, Antwan pleaded guilty to robbery after allegedly trying to take property from a victim while assaulting him with an unknown object and then pushing the victim out of a vehicle causing serious physical harm, according to court records.
He served two years in prison and was released in 2011.