On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Brittany Sadi Smith was arrested. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and patrol officers arrested Smith at 5605 Springdale Rd. around 7:30 p.m. She is currently in custody in the Travis County Jail and charged with interference with child custody and theft, both state jail felonies.
Brittany Sadi Smith booking photo:
On Monday, August 12, 2019, Brandy Yovonne Galbert, cousin of Brittany Sadi Smith, called 311 to provide the location of herself and baby Elijah. Officers responded to this location and took custody of Brandy. Elijah was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Brandy was charged with interference with child custody, a state jail felony, and booked into the Travis County Jail.
At this time, no charges are expected to be filed on the father.
Elijah’s mother, Brittany Sadi Smith is still outstanding. If anyone has information about her location, please call 9-1-1 immediately or the North Austin Detectives at 512-974-5484 or call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
Booking Photo of Brandy Galbert:
Initial News Release from Friday, August 9, 2019
Last Seen: Monday, July 22, 2019
Missing: Elijah Phillips, Black male, 3-weeks old
Mother: Brittany Sadi Smith, Black female, 30 years of age
Father: Carl Dennis Hayden Jr., Black male, 37 years of age
Cousin: Brandy Yovonne Galbert, Black female, 41 years of age
Austin Police Department Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 3-week old baby boy Elijah Phillips. After checking into a local hospital under a false name, Brittany Sadi Smith gave birth to Elijah on Friday, July 19, 2019. Brittany gave permission for the baby to leave the hospital on Monday, July 22, 2019, with a family member, believed to be the cousin, Brandy Yovonne Galbert. Elijah has not been seen since. On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Child Protective Investigations (CPI) received a court order for Elijah to be removed from the mother’s custody and placed into theirs.
The three people listed above have not been located and are possibly in the Austin or Killeen area, presumably with the baby. Detectives and CPI are concerned for the child’s safety and well-being.
Anyone with information about baby Elijah’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or the North Austin Detectives at 512-974-5484 or call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES or use the new Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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