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Cops locate Louisiana newborn with a life-threatening condition 400 miles away in Alabama

Parents are arrested for kidnapping their seriously-ill newborn daughter from a hospital while she was still connected to an IV and driving her 400 miles away

  • A newborn girl with a life-threatening condition was removed from a Louisiana hospital on Saturday morning 
  • Baby Levy was born to parents Shaun Levy and Brittany Parrie at the Sabine Medical Center in Many, Louisiana
  • The child was to be transferred to a local hospital for medical intervention, but the couple left the medical center hours later
  • Louisiana State Police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory
  • The couple was found in Monroeville, Alabama, and were taken into custody
  • Baby Levy is in stable condition at a Alabama hospital 

Two parents were arrested after removing their newborn baby girl with a life-threatening condition and who was connected to an IV,  from a Louisiana hospital on Sunday, prompting authorities to launch a a missing child advisory.

Louisiana police located the child more than 400 miles away in Alabama. 

The Louisiana State Police said Shaun Levy, 39, and Brittany Parrie, 28, were at the Sabine Medical Center in Many, when their newborn baby arrived around 1am on Saturday. 

Baby Levy was born with an undisclosed medical complication and was set to be transported to a hospital less than two hours away in Shreveport for medical intervention. 

However, Shaun and Brittany left the hospital with Baby Levy nearly three hours later in a 2002 Cadillac Escalade for an unknown reason. 

Pictured: Brittany Parrie

Pictured: Shaun Levy

Brittany Parrie (left) and Shaun Levy (right) were taken into police custody on Sunday after taking their critically ill newborn baby from a Louisiana hospital

Louisiana State Police say charges are pending against Shaun (left) and Brittany (right) as of Sunday

Louisiana State Police say charges are pending against Shaun (left) and Brittany (right) as of Sunday

Both the mother and the child still had intravenous drip feeds (IVs) connected to them at the time of departure. 

Soon after leaving, the Louisiana State Police issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Many Police Department.  

They cautioned that the couple could have a Texas license plate despite having recently registered in Alabama. 

Shaun (right) and Brittany (left) traveled with Baby Levy more than 400 miles to Monroeville, Alabama, before the child could receive medical treatment at a local hospital

Shaun (right) and Brittany (left) traveled with Baby Levy more than 400 miles to Monroeville, Alabama, before the child could receive medical treatment at a local hospital 

Both Brittany and Baby Levy were connected to intravenous drip feeds (IVs) when they left Sabine Medical Center (pictured) around 4am on Saturday morning 

‘The Cadillac may be displaying a Texas license plate or a personalized Alpha Phi Alpha Alabama license plate. Levy recently registered the vehicle in Alabama on January 7, 2020, so it is possible the Texas plate is still displayed on the vehicle,’ they wrote. 

What’s more, Shaun was considered by authorities to be ‘armed and dangerous.’   

Meanwhile, the parents drove more than 400 miles from Louisiana to Monroeville, Alabama.  

Officers were able to track down the couple within 48 hours and arrested the pair on charges that are still pending. 

Baby Levy was transported by an ambulance in Monroe County, where she is currently in stable condition.  

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