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Mom says man attempted to snatch baby away in Shelby

Eric Shayne Richardson, 43. (Source: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office) Eric Shayne Richardson, 43. (Source: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office)
SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -

A Cleveland County man is behind bars after a woman say he tried to snatch her baby away from her.

According to police, the mother said the man was 43-year-old Eric Shayne Richardson. Richardson said he didn't try to take the child, he was only commenting on how cute the baby was.

The woman reportedly took out a misdemeanor warrant out on Richardson and he turned himself into police late Wednesday night.

He was charged with assault on a child under 12 and is being held on a $15,000 bond.

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