COLUMBIA, S.C. — Using the vehicle's GPS in cooperation with the vehicle's owner, Richland County deputies were able to locate the 2017 Jeep Cherokee that had been stolen early Monday morning from a driveway in Hopkins.

Deputies say a suspect stole the Jeep with a baby in the backseat around 7 a.m. Monday from a residence on Alexander Pointe Drive in Hopkins.

A 10-month-old child was in the back seat of the vehicle when it was taken. The infant was later found at a location near the corner of Garners Ferry Road and Old Congress Run around 7:30 a.m. The child has since been reunited with the family.

The stolen Jeep was found at an abandoned house in the 200 block of Anderson Street in Eastover.

If you have any information about this incident, contact Midlands Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or

Child found safe at Garners Ferry and Old Congress roads