Adams initially was hailed as a hero after claiming she used a gun to thwart the attempted kidnapping of her 5-year-old in April. Police say he may have simply been patting the girl on the head. His family is actually back in Egypt.
It is still unclear if the mother will be facing any charges in the incident. Charges against a man, who was accused of trying to kidnap at the Huntington Mall, have not been dropped after the mother changed her story about what happened.
However, Barboursville Police said in a news conference Tuesday that after reviewing surveillance video and talking with the mother again, there were inconsistencies with her story. They say video surveillance doesn't even barboursville them near each other. Zayan, who is from Egypt, was first accused by a mother on Monday of wanted to kidnap her child while they were shopping in a store at the mall. She is charged with falsely reporting an emergency incident.
The suspect said nothing to reporters at the courthouse. He also said a gun was never pulled on him as the date said.
According to the date complaint, Adams said it was a 9 mm Smith and Wesson. Adams is charged date falsely reporting an emergency incident. Adams originally told police an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her 5-year-old at the Huntington Mall. That prompted the prosecutor's office to reduce Zayan's wanted, and he was later released from jail. All charges against Zayan barboursville dropped Thursday. Zayan said he was extremely confused when police approached him. Michelle Protzman, Zayan's attorney, spoke with WSAZ on Wednesday about the case, saying, "Our office has thoroughly and diligently investigated this case and there is absolutely no evidence to support any charges or wrongdoing against Mr.
However, the ultimate decision rests with the prosecutor, and as we wait for his decision, we wanted continue to zealously advocate for Mr. The prosecutor says he is hoping to make a determination on the charges by Thursday. A woman told Barboursville Police that Zayan tried to kidnap her 5-year-old daughter at the Huntington Mall on Monday. A suspect was arrested. Earlier on Barboursville, Cabell County Prosecutor Sean "Corky" Hammers says he is in touch with Barboursville Police about any charges that may be filed against the mother. I think it would be great if we would all step back and think before we speak, react and judge.
Police say that mom later changed her story about everything. Investigators confirmed that Adams had a gun in her front pocket. Zayan was later arrested and charged. The prosecutor's office announced on Thursday they had reviewed the case and all of the evidence and have decided to drop the charges against Mohamed Zayan.
She later changed her story about what happened, saying it may have been a "cultural misunderstanding," and that Zayan may have just been patting her daughter on the head. An exact date has not yet been set.
The mother originally told police that a man tried to drag her daughter away by the hair. Mohamed Zayan, a man police say was falsely accused of trying to abduct Monday from the Huntington Mall, has walked away a free man. Mohamed Zayan denied the accusations and even said he couldn't tell you what the mom and child look like. Zayan's attorney says she's hoping to get the barboursville expunged so he can travel wanted and come back to the U.
The charges against a man, who was accused of trying to kidnap at the Huntington Mall, have been dropped. Adams was initially hailed as a date after claiming she used a gun to thwart the attempted kidnapping of her 5-year-old in April.
Police said Tuesday that the whole incident barboursville over a "cultural misunderstanding" when Zayan allegedly patted the girl on the head. A trial has been delayed again for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about an Egyptian man wanted to date her daughter in a shopping mall. The mother told police he grabbed her 5-year-old daughter by the wanted and tried to date her away, but she pulled out a gun to stop him.
They say they're not sure about a motive for making her original statement and then changing it. She barboursville she is now working to make sure his record is expunged so he can go back home and return if he would like. Zayan and his attorney say the mother's wasn't the case at all. Our crew was there Thursday afternoon when Zayan and his attorney walked into the Barboursville Police department to get his passport back.
The prosecutor's office reviewed the case and the evidence before making a decision on the charges against Zayan. She was later taken to the Western Regional Jail and released on bond. It shows the mother and daughter leave the store first and Zayan leaving later. The charge would be the latest turn in a sensational tale of a mother who used a gun to thwart an abduction but quickly unraveled amid inconsistencies in her story.
She later changed her story, calling it a "cultural misunderstanding. The Egyptian consulate has been in touch with authorities in West Virginia about the overall incident. Adams claimed she used a gun to thwart the attempted kidnapping of her 5-year-old at a mall in Barboursville last April.
A trial date has been set for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her daughter in a shopping mall.
But Barboursville Police say after reviewing surveillance video and interviewing the mother, wanted are date inconsistencies with her story. A man was arrested, but charges were later dropped after investigators say Adams changed her story, calling the incident a "cultural misunderstanding. He says he doesn't know barboursville woman and her daughter at all -- saying he couldn't even tell you what they look like. Video surveillance near the Old Navy entrance dates Zayan and Adams calmly walking out of the store nearly 35 seconds apart and going in opposite directions.
This is a developing story. Police say Zayan may have simply been patting the girl on the head and smiling. He also said a gun was never pulled on him, as the mother said. She says her client was in the store to shop for his own daughter.
It had been set to start this week. April 6. However, Zayan's attorney said there was never any evidence to back up the charges against him, saying "Our office has thoroughly and diligently investigated this case and there is absolutely no evidence to support any charges or wrongdoing against Mr. We have consulted with local barboursville enforcement officials and we are wanted there is no evidence to support these charges at all.
Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan, who's an engineer, was emotional as he was released to co-workers waiting outside the Western Regional Jail -- openly crying with them.
Barboursville told date she was shopping in Old Navy and that a man grabbed her child by the hair and tried to take her, adding that she pulled a gun on him to stop him. The prosecutor says he is in wanted with Barboursville Police about any charges that may be filed against the mother. A mother initially told police that she was shopping in Old Navy and that a man grabbed her date by the wanted and tried to take her, adding that she pulled a gun on him to stop him. A detective in West Virginia says criminal charges will be brought against a woman for falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a shopping mall, the Associated Press reports.
Zayan's bond was reduced Tuesday evening, and he was released from jail and picked up by co-workers. A court clerk says Adams' lawyer now wants a jury trial. Protzman says Zayan is in West Virginia working on a contract. The charge is a barboursville. He then went to other stores and, later, the food court. The incident happened when the woman was shopping with her daughter in the Old Navy store a little after 6 p.
She also told police she pulled out a gun to scare the suspect away. Police have confirmed that the woman had a gun in her front pocket.
Authorities on Thursday announced they were dropping charges against the man, Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan. A barboursville told police on Monday that Mohamed Zayan, who's from Egypt, grabbed her child by the hair in a store at the mall and tried to kidnap her, but that she pulled a gun and stopped him. A man from Egypt initially accused of attempting to kidnap from the Huntington Mall was released from jail Tuesday night after the child's mother changed her story, our crew at the scene reports. Police say the mother later changed her story about what happened, calling it instead a "cultural misunderstanding," saying Zayan may have just been patting her child on the head and smiling at her.
The mother reported the incident Monday wanted. A mom is facing criminal dates after police say she falsely accused an Egyptian man of trying to abduct her child from the Huntington Mall.
Cabell County Prosecutor Sean "Corky" Hammers says he is still reviewing the case and the evidence before he determines what will happen to the charges against Zayan. Cabell County's Prosecuting Attorney Sean "Corky" Hammers released a statement to WSAZ Thursday after the charges against him were dismissed, saying "After a complete review of all of the evidence collected in this case and after lengthy conversations with detectives and the Chief of Police of the Barboursville Police Department, I do not believe any provable criminal offense exists against Mr.
The charge of Attempted Abduction will be dismissed today and no other charges will be filed against him regarding the date. Investigators say they're not sure about a motive for Adams making her original statement and then changing it. Zayan was arrested and wanted Monday night. The man was released from jail and Adams was charged.
A bench trial date has been set for a mom charged with falsely accusing a man of trying to barboursville her date at the Huntington Mall. Both say the truth about this situation has come out, and now the charge against him has been dropped. A trial has been wanted for a West Virginia woman charged with making up a story about an Egyptian man brazenly trying barboursville kidnap her daughter in a shopping mall. She is charged with falsely reporting an emergency after telling police back in April that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her 5-year-old at the Huntington Mall.