It was found abandoned a few days later at a Montgomery apartment complex about 50 miles away, with fresh damage to the passenger side of the auto, but there was no sign of Blanchard.
"I am prayerful that the lord touches this young man's heart so he will be honest and truthful and tell the authorities where our daughter is located", Ms Blanchard's stepmother, Yashiba Blanchard, told Al.com.
Prosecutors say he was armed with a handgun in January when he beat William Joseph Fuller, Alabama court records state.
Yazeed was out on bond at the time of Ms Blanchard's disappearance.
"We don't have any reason to know that she was familiar with him, but we can't rule out completely that there would have been some knowledge", Auburn Police Chief Paul Register told reporters.
Major Andrew Hobbs with the Escambia County Florida Sheriff's Office did confirm his agency assisted U.S. Marshals in taking a suspect into custody but, at the time, he could not confirm the identity of the suspect or the suspect's charges.
Yazeed was wheeled from the scene on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.
According to WSFA, police in Florida arrested suspect Ibraheem Yazeed on Thursday night.
A mugshot from the Escambia County Jail appeared to show him with a black eye.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Dante Gordon confirmed the arrest but offered no information on whether authorities had found Blanchard.
Her auto was later found abandoned in Montgomery, more than 50 miles away. He was fleeing from the two Montgomery officers at the time and plowed into the squad auto "as the officers exited their vehicle in an attempt to kill the officers", a court affidavit states.
Yazeed, 29, was already known to authorities. She is always in contact with her family, he says, so when her brother couldn't reach her the next day, the family called police.
Yazeed is being held without bond as he awaits a hearing to be extradited back to Alabama. He said it would alleviate jail overcrowding and "and save taxpayers a lot of money".