Father kidnaps his daughter and sends text that he will kill them both, per report

35-year-old Calvin Hinton was charged with aggravated kidnapping and theft of property after taking his daughter from her mother’s house along with a school laptop and two school tablets in spite of lacking custody or visitation rights.

On September 12th, Memphis Police Officers were dispatched to an aggravated kidnapping call at 2300 block of South Parkway East. The officers spoke with Lakeisha Coleman who stated that the father of her child, Calvin Hinton, took their 2-year-old daughter while she was at work. Lakeisha advised that Calvin had also taken a Shelby County School, Hewlett Packard laptop valued at $500, and two Shelby County School, Microsoft tablets valued at $500 dollars as well. The total value of the items totaled to $1,500. According to Lakeisha’s 16-year-old son, one of the young children let Calvin into the residence and the boy saw him leave with his sister and the items.

Calvin Hinton (SCSO)
Calvin Hinton (SCSO)

Calvin sent a text message to Lakeisha stating that he was going to kill his daughter and himself. Lakeisha advised officers that Calvin did not have custody or visitation rights to their daughter and that she did not give him permission to take their daughter or the equipment from her home. Officers found Calvin at 4300 American Way in the rear parking lot of the Home 1 Extended Stay in a Silver 2013 Chevy Equinox. The toddler was found sleeping in the back seat. The laptop and one tablet from the school system were recovered.

Calvin Hinton was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and theft of property between $1,000 and $2,500. His bond was set at $25,000.

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