2nd person arrested in disappearance of Aniah Blanchard, missing stepdaughter of UFC fighter

Antwain “Squirmy” Fisher was charged with first-degree kidnapping.

November 23, 2019, 1:35 PM

A second person has been arrested and charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, who has been missing for a month and is the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris, Alabama officials said.

Antwain “Squirmy” Fisher, 35, was charged with first-degree kidnapping, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told ABC News on Saturday.

Fisher was arrested Friday night by the Auburn Police Department and transported to Lee County Jail, according to Hughes.

PHOTO: Antwain Fisher is pictured in an undated booking photo from the Lee County Jail in Alabama.
Antwain Fisher is pictured in an undated booking photo from the Lee County Jail in Alabama.
Lee County Jail

Hughes said he could not provide more details regarding the charge.

Auburn's chief of police, Paul Register, also confirmed that Fisher, of Montgomery, had been arrested.

Blanchard, a student at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, was last seen at a convenience store in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23.

PHOTO: Aniah Haley Blanchard in an undated photo.
Aniah Haley Blanchard in an undated photo.
Auburn Police Department

Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, was the first person arrested in her disappearance.

Yazeed was arrested on Nov. 7 in Escambia County, Florida, and was extradited to Alabama. He is charged with kidnapping in the first degree, a designation that includes the intent to inflict physical injury.

Surveillance video from inside the convenience store showed both Yazeed and Blanchard inside at the same time, and a witness outside the store said he saw Yazeed force her into her car, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police said they found evidence in Blanchard's vehicle, which was found abandoned near an apartment complex in Montgomery, which indicates that she may have been the victim of foul play.

Her stepfather, UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris, has shared multiple photos and videos of Blanchard on his Instagram page since her disappearance, asking anyone who may have information to come forward.

"I won't rest until I find you baby girl! I love you!" Harris wrote on Instagram on Nov. 2, along with an image of Blanchard as a child.

ABC News' Karma Allen and Jamie Aranoff contributed to this report.