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Second man arrested in case of missing UFC fighter’s daughter

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Kirsten Fiscus
Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.

A second person in Montgomery has been charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old college student Aniah Blanchard.

Antwain Shamar Fisher, 35, was arrested by the Auburn Police Department in Montgomery Friday night, Lee County District Attorney. It’s unclear what role Fisher may have played in the case, and a gag order prevents attorneys and prosecutors from speaking about the case.

Blanchard, a Southern Union Community College student from Homewood, was last seen on Oct. 23 at an Auburn convenience store. Her vehicle was recovered a few days later at a Montgomery apartment complex.

Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, was arrested on Nov. 7 and charged with first-degree kidnapping in Blanchard’s disappearance. A witness allegedly saw Yazeed forcing Blanchard into a vehicle at an Auburn convenience station and driving off. Yazeed’s charges say the “blood of someone suffering a life-threatening injury” was found in the passenger side of Blanchard’s vehicle.

Blanchard’s whereabouts remain unknown.



A Lee County District Judge at a hearing Wednesday denied a motion by Yazeed’s attorney for a bond and also ordered he give a DNA sample. Male DNA was found inside Blanchard’s car.

During the same hearing, prosecutors spoke about the witness who saw Yazeed allegedly forcing Blanchard into the car.

Detective Josh Mixon, with the Auburn Police Department, said the witness was staying at a nearby hotel and walked into the store at about the same time as Yazeed.

Mixon said the witness returned to the hotel after witnessing the events and told a woman about it who then told him to “stay out of it.” The man ultimately did come forward to the police.

Yazeed has a lengthy history of arrests, but few convictions. He was charged with two counts each of robbery and attempted murder, all of which here no-billed by a grand jury. Yazeed was convicted of drug charges, but was given probation. An out-of-state run-in with law enforcement led to more drug possession charges and assault and battery against an officer. He was convicted of the drug charges, and acquitted of the assault and battery.

Yazeed returned to Montgomery where he was charged in January with attempted murder, robbery and kidnapping after he and others allegedly beat two men – one nearly to death- in a hotel room. Yazeed was free on bond when he allegedly kidnapped Blanchard.



Fisher, unlike Yazeed, has few arrests to his name, according to online court records. Five traffic tickets appear in court record and the only criminal complaints are convictions for public intoxication and possession of marijuana in 2015.

Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Kirsten Fiscus at 334-318-1798 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @KDFiscus

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