Authorities looking for man who kidnapped 16-month-old in Mesquite today

Published on Friday, 23 May 2014 11:15 - Written by

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com

Authorities from across the state are on the lookout for a man who forcefully took his 16-month-old child from the child's mother at gunpoint this morning. 

Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's officials have dispatched the information to officers and deputies to be on the lookout for Jessie Mascarenes, 40, who kidnapped the child from his home in Mesquite this morning. 

Tyler Police Det. Andy Erbaugh said Mesquite police are reporting that Mascarenes took the child at gunpoint and left the area in a green Chevrolet Avalanche bearing TX lcense 0808AY 

Mascarenes was said to be wearing a Dallas Mavericks jersey and gray shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcment agency immediately.