DETROIT (WXYZ) - The lawyer for the father of missing Bianca Jones says his client, D'Andre Lane, is willing to talk with police further if it will help find the toddler.
On Wednesday, Detroit firefighters joined over 150 volunteers and police in the search to find Bianca by looking in and around vacant homes and businesses in areas around Midtown Detroit and the city's east side.
According to attorney Terry Johnson, Lane has not been involved in the search for his daughter because of reported death threats by people who think he was involved in her disappearance. Detroit Police question Lane's story that he was carjacked by two armed men who drove away with Bianca Friday morning.
Police later located the vehicle nearby but Bianca was nowhere to be found.
Search efforts continue daily as volunteers, police and now firefighters comb the streets of Detroit from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., in search of the little girl. An anonymous donor has posted a $22,000 reward to aide in the investigation and search.
During a news conference Tuesday, an emotional Lane pleaded for Bianca's return.
Lane told members of the media, "I just want my daughter home safely, that's all that matters."
Lane also said that he was grateful to all of the volunteers who have been out searching for the little girl.
Lane, who was joined by his attorney, also blasted reports that he is not cooperating with police. He says that reports about the case have been shaping him as the villain.
"I’ve never gone through anything like this in my life. I just want my baby back," Lane says.
Lane's attorney also said police did not have to break down his client's door and that they have an "open invitation" to go into his house.
Lane says, "I am not the villain here."
He says that people are speculating because he has a criminal past. However, Lane says "I'm not a violent person" and that 'I never threatened any of my children."
Lane also says that he's been afraid for his life and that he's been getting death threats over the investigation.
The news conference comes as more information about Lane's past is being revealed.
7 Action News Investigators have obtained court records that show D'Andre Lane's ex-wife feared he might harm their son. The allegation was made in her request for a personal protection order that was filed in March of 2011.
In the document, Lane's wife checked the boxes saying she wanted a PPO to prohibit Lane from assaulting, attacking, beating, molesting, or wounding their son. She also checked the box for threatening to kill or physically injure the boy.
Included in the PPO documentation is a handwritten account from Lane's ex-wife in which she accuses him of sending false Facebook messages to her mother and sister saying that he was not being allowed to see the boy.
She also says that he sent multiple threatening messages and called her and sent text messages to her.
During his news conference, Lane's attorney addressed the PPO allegations. He said that during the application process a threat has to be alleged, but that no proof has to be given.
Lane's attorney also said that they do not agree with the judge's decision to grant the order, but that they are respecting it and abiding by all of the provisions.
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