Alabama forward Devonta Pollard was one of three people arrested and charged Tuesday in the kidnapping of a six-year-old girl in Mississippi, according to multiple reports.
The Tuscaloosa News reported that Pollard, Joyce Johnigan and Shaquayla Johnigan were arrested more than a month after the alleged abduction. Pollard will face a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, Kemper County Sheriff James Moore told The News.
WTOK in Mississippi reported that six people have been arrested in the case and that one more arrest is expected. In early May, Pollard's mother, Jessie May Pollard, was arrested along with Wanda Dancy and Shamarius Ruffin.
The alleged kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson from East Kemper Elementary School in Scooba, Miss., occurred April 30. According to the complaint, Hopson's mother received a text message four hours after the girl was taken that read: "don't call the police I will call you later if you call the police u wont see her again."
The next day, the girl was found unharmed on the side of a road in Enterprise, Miss.
Police believe Pollard's mother instigated the kidnapping in a dispute with the girl's mother over land.
The 6-foot-8 Pollard, a McDonald's All-American in high school and one of the nation's top recruits, averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 36 games as a freshman for the Crimson Tide last season.