Two Suspects Charged In Early Morning Kidnapping

April 22, 2011 Updated Apr 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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April 22, 2011 Updated Apr 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT

Anthony Lawrence, 41, and Candace Richardson, 31, of Buffalo were arrested and charged with Kidnapping, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Reckless Endangerment. Buffalo Police said the incident started on Briscoe Avenue and Doat Street on Buffalo's east side early Friday morning.

Just after 2 a.m. a group of young boys were walking on that street, when at least of the children threw a rock at a car. The suspects, Lawrence and Richardson, got out of the vehicle and grabbed one of the boys. Police said they threw the 12-year-old child into the vehicle and began slapping him repeatedly.

Just about an hour later, authorities tracked down the vehicle near Walden Avenue and Ivy Street, taking the suspects into custody.

They said the boy did not suffer any injuries during the incident.