The 911 calls obtained by CBS 17 detail how a North Carolina sex offender was captured in connection with the kidnapping of his 7-month-old daughter.

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Carl Ray Kennedy, 51, was found with the infant girl inside a trailer Tuesday afternoon in Randleman. He was taken into custody without incident. 


Multiple calls came in to alert authorities to Kennedy’s whereabouts in Randolph County.

“I need this to be extremely discrete; Carl Kennedy is with the baby,” said one caller who seemingly knows Kennedy.

“Just called me panicking,” she added. “Carl’s here with the baby, wanting me to go get her some diapers and formula. I’m panicking.”

Kennedy and the woman were not in the same place when she made the call. The operator did tell her to try to keep an eye on him in case he left.

“Whenever you do come, please heed all sirens,” the woman told 911.

The same woman called back later to tell officials Kennedy was trying to leave.

“We need someone there immediately,” she said. “Please be sure that they heed the sirens because there ain’t no telling what he’s liable to do.”

Another call came Tuesday in from a man who seemingly owns a store in the area.

“I had a guy stop,” the caller said. “You know that Kennedy guy they’re looking for? He said he’s in the car on the side of the road changing a tire. … Looks just like him, but (someone) said the car has been spray painted black.”