On June 29, 2011, 4 month old, Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips, was taken by Sean Michael Phillips, 21, of Scottville, Michigan. The baby's mother, Ariel Courtland, 19, says he is the father. The couple also has a 3-year-old daughter together.
Courtland said she and Phillips were arguing in his car outside Birch Lake Apartments, in Ludington, Michigan, where she resides. When she stepped from the car, Phillips drove off with the baby, she said.
When police caught up with Phillips hours later, the child wasn’t with him. He has not cooperated with police on what happened to the child. He was charged with kidnapping and is in the Mason County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. Phillips has refused to cooperate with police. He has said however the baby is alive. If anyone has any information on this child please call the proper authorities at 231-869- 5858.