AIKEN, SC (WJBF) – UPDATE – 31-year-old Rahem Laquan Devoe is now in custody. He was wanted for domestic violence in the 1st degree and kidnapping.

The charges stem from the report of a missing child on February 15th. Around
8:15 pm, deputies responded to the gas station located at 5412 Jefferson Davis Hwy for a reported missing child.

Investigators found that Devoe and the mother of the child had a verbal argument which turned into a physical assault. He drove away in the victim’s car with 6-year-old Kashous inside.

Kashous was later brought back to the gas station. The victim’s car was found at 4667 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a stolen vehicle with a 6-year-old boy inside.

31-year-old Raheem Laquan Devoe stole a black 2019 Kia Optima, 4 doors with GA Licence Plate CRR9108 from 5412 Jefferson Davis Hwy around 8:13 pm.

Devoe is 5’11”, approximately 270 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes.

The stolen vehicle had 6-year-old Kashous Gordon inside. Gordon is a Black male, wearing a black hoodie, brown pants, and black shoes. Kashous was seated in the backseat when the car was stolen.

Devoe is presumed to be armed with a handgun and is not related to 6-year-old Kashous Gordon.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.