During the family’s 4th of July celebration Saturday, Armando Uvalle and his son Isaiah were having a good time. Then the unthinkable happened.
For just a moment, Armando looked away from his two-year-old son, and “out of nowhere,” he was gone, having been snatched up by Tyrone Hill, a convicted sex offender.
Luckily, Armando spotted his son and his captor quickly, and managed to get the toddler away from Hill. He reported the incident to a nearby police officer, and Hill was taken into custody almost right away.
In 1997, Hill was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and served 7 years of a 12-year sentence. In 2010, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and was on probation for that offense when he was arrested last weekend.
For Saturday’s offenses, Hill was charged with one count of attempted aggravated kidnapping of a child under 12 and one count of unlawful restraint. His public defender claimed Hill is schizophrenic and asked that he be sent to the hospital at the county jail. The judge agreed.
Uvalle tells ABC 7 news about his brush with a parent’s worst nightmare here.