Two arrested in home invasion and kidnapping of infant

The Broward Sheriff's Office have arrested two people in connection to the home invasion and kidnapping of Taraji Kemp.

Stephanie Augustin, 23, was booked Saturday evening into Broward County's Main Jail. She is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed burglary of a dwelling, contributing delinquency of a minor, and kidnapping. She is being held without bond.

A 14-year-old was also arrested in connection to the home invasion and is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Investigators say he is facing two counts: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed burglary of a dwelling.

The 14-year-old was armed with a gun the night of the kidnapping, according to Broward Sheriff's Office.

Investigators determined that Augustin fled to Orange County where she has an apartment. According to officials, as she was headed back to South Florida she was intercepted by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. It was the FHP trooper who spotted Augustin's Nissan Altima on the state's turnpike. 

Several agencies provided assistance to Broward Sheriff's Office, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Florida Highway Patrol. 

The co-defendants are cousins, and Augustin is a cousin of the infant's mother. 

Taraji and her mother were asleep at a Fort Lauderdale home at about 11 p.m. Friday when the intruders invaded and took the girl. This sent out a statewide Amber Alert. 

Taraji was held overnight on Saturday at Arnold Palmer Hospital as a precaution. Investigators say she had no visible injuries.

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