Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, was taken into custody in Pensacola, Florida, at approximately 11 p.m. on November 7, according to the Auburn Police Division. Yazeed, a 30-year-old resident of Auburn, Alabama, is now being detained without bond in Florida on behalf of the Auburn Police Division.
Ibraheem Yazeed, 30, was captured coming into Florida by US Marshals and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office around midnight Friday, the sheriff's office told CNN. His jail booking photo shows him with a swollen left eye, but no further details were released about his apparent injuries.
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' 19-year-old stepdaughter was arrested in Florida late Thursday night, just one day after police released video surveillance showing him in the same location where the victim was last seen.
Blanchard is a native of Homewood and a student at Southern Union State Community College in Lee County.
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the case of a missing Alabama college student.
Yazeed was wheeled from the scene on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.
It's likely that he is awaiting extradition to Alabama, where a warrant was issued Thursday for his arrest on the charge of kidnapping in the first degree in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard. Days later on October 31, police confirmed evidence found inside the vehicle indicated she had been harmed.
Police said the auto was damaged and contained evidence that she had been harmed.
Yazeed was out on bond for charges of kidnapping and attempted murder from another jurisdiction, according to the statement. He was also arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer in January 2012, but a grand jury did not return a bill on him, and he was never indicted on the charge, according to court records, CBS42 reports.
It was found abandoned a few days later at a Montgomery apartment complex about 50 miles away, with fresh damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, but there was no sign of Blanchard.
"To say the least, it's upsetting", Walt Harris told NBC News earlier Thursday, when Yazeed was identified as a person of interest.