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Jackson will face federal kidnapping charges in December abduction of twin infants

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Columbus Police Division
Security video of alleged kidnapper Nalah T. Jackson on security video, shown leaving the Donato's Pizza at 1st Avenue and North High Street shortly after the missing children's mother entered.

The Columbus woman accused of taking infants when she stole a car in December is facing federal kidnapping charges.

24-year old Nalah T. Jackson stole the car - with the five month old boys in the back - from a Short North pizza place December 19, sparking a statewide Amber Alert, and warnings in five surrounding states.

Ky'air Thomas was recovered the next morning in the Dayton Airport Parking lot, but his brother Kasson was not found for nearly three days, when two women found him in the abandoned car, hours after Jackson had been picked up by Indianapolis police.

Following a grand jury indictment Thursday, two federal kidnapping charges carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years each were filed, replacing earlier charges filed in Franklin County.

Jackson will be extradited to Columbus when she finishes serving a sentence in Indiana for assaulting an officer when she was arrested.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.