LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A man arrested Monday night, charged with two counts of Kidnapping and Theft of Property, was Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.’s younger brother, according to a Twitter post from the mayor.
Darrell Scott is accused of stealing a car from Baptist Health Hospital with two kids inside.
Police do not believe the children are related to Darrell.
The police report said Darrell called the kids’ parents from their phone, and said, “Don’t worry I’m the mayor’s brother.”
Darrell then reportedly parked at McCain Mall in North Little Rock where he was arrested.
Mayor Scott posted a statement to Twitter reading:
“This is an extremely difficult season in the life of my younger brother. My family cares deeply about him, and we are seeking medical and professional help as he manages this crisis. My heart goes out to the children who were involved. While my life, in many regards, is public, my family members remain private individuals. I ask that you respect my families privacy and pray that my brother gets the treatment he needs and that justice is served.”
There was no word on the condition of the children Tuesday morning.