Amber Alert Issued for Missing 4 Year Old Central Florida Rebecca Lewis (Update: Missing Florida Girl Found in Memphis, TN … Suspect West Wild Hogs Arrested)
An AMBER Alert has been issued for 4 year old Rebecca Lewis from Lakeland, Florida who was taken from her home Saturday morning by 31-year-old West Hogs. Saturday, surveillance footage captured 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and a man named West Wild Hogs filling up at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia. West Wild Hogs is 5 feet 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, with red hair, and blue-green eyes. He has a scar on the left side of his head in the shape of the letter “L” and a tattoo of a blue cross and a Chinese symbol.
Investigators are searching for a 4-year-old central Florida girl who they say was taken by a longtime family friend.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release the pair was spotted at a gas station in Forsythe, Georgia, on Saturday evening. They were in a car with a stolen Alabama license plate.
Investigators say 31-year-old West Hogs showed up at the family’s home Saturday morning and left with Rebecca Lewis. The girl’s 16-year-old sister says she saw Rebecca sleeping about 9 a.m. but when she woke up again 45 minutes later, the little girl was gone.
Monday morning, WFTS-TV in Tampa received information that the two were spotted at a state park near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, headed north on Interstate 75.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of either Rebecca Lewis or Wild West Hogs, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 or 911.
Rebecca Lewis is 3-feet-tall, weights 30 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink dress.
Officials believe she is with West Wild Hogs, a 5-foot-8, 31-year-old male who weighs 220 pounds and has red hair. You can recognize him by an “L” shaped scar on the left side of his head and a tattoo of a blue cross and another of a Chinese symbol.
Police say Hogs is an old family friend and hadn’t seen Rebecca in years. Authorities say he took her Saturday morning. Hogs is facing kidnapping charges.
Authorities believe the two are traveling in a 2012, silver Nissan Versa with an Alabama handicap tag number 4JL26. The vehicle has a magnetic animal rescue paw on the driver side portion of the trunk.
A Lakeland girl and the family friend who authorities say kidnapped her were possibly spotted Sunday night in northeast Tennessee.
A ranger at Cove Lake State Park in Campbell County, Tenn. reported seeing a man and child matching the descriptions of 4-year-old Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE III: 4 Year Old Rebecca Lewis Found Safe in Memphis, TN.
A missing 4-year-old central Florida girl was recovered in Tennessee on Monday, and the man who took her is in custody, authorities said.
Rebecca Lewis and West Wild Hogs, 31, were located in Memphis, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said police received a call from the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis at 12:57 p.m. A security official at the hospital told police that an employee recognized the man and the girl mentioned in the Amber Alert out of Florida, Rudolph said.
When police pulled up to the hospital, they saw the car mentioned in the Amber Alert pulling out of the parking garage, Rudolph said. Officers stopped the car in the parking lot and found the man and the girl inside.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued Wednesday night, 9/14/16, for 6 year old Stefanny Lenneth Lopez-Castro in Wilmington, North Carolina. Stefanny was last seen at 5140 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, traveling southbound on Carolina Beach Road.
Stefanny is a 6-year-old girl described as Anglo/Hispanic. She is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs 39 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt, light-pink shorts with white polka dots, and black flip-flops. She has pierced ears with Cubic Zirconia earrings.
Allegedly, there is one suspected abductor, whose identity is not known.
However, he is described as possibly a white or Hispanic man seen wearing a black short-sleeve shirt with a dragon on it. He had long, black pants and boots. He was heard speaking English.
He was wearing a black helmet and was last seen on a black moped.
If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the New Hanover Sheriffs Office immediately at (910) 798-4260, (910) 465-1748 or call 911 or *HP.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 12 year old Brooklyn Smith, she has been missing since Friday, July 29, 2016 from Gainesville, Georgia. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office stated Brooklyn Smith was last seen near her home in the 2900 block of Lullwater Trail by her mother getting into a black or dark colored passenger car, possibly an early model Ford Taurus around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Police believe she may be with 31-year-old Steven Spires, her biological father who recently lost custody rights in court.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old girl, Brooklyn Smith, missing from Hall County.
Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff’s office said she was last seen by her mother at their Gainesville home in the 2900 block of Lullwater Trail, getting into a black or dark-colored passenger car, possibly an early-model Ford Taurus at 2:28 a.m. Friday.
The child is considered to be at risk and believed to be in the metro Atlanta area.
She is described as 5-feet-2-inches tall, and weighing about 100 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.
Hall County authorities said she may be with 31-year-old Steven Spires. Spires is described as a white male, 5-feet-6 inches tall, weighing 142 pounds. He has blue eyes and short brown hair.
If anyone has seen her or has any information is asked to call the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-6879, Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812 or 911.
AMBER ALERT Issued for Missing 9 Year Old Carlie Trent of Rogersville, TN … Uncle Gary Simpson Suspect (VIDEO)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR 9 YEAR OLD CARLIE TRENT …
9 year old Carlie Trent of Rogersville, Tennessee has been missing since May 5, 2016. She never came home from school on Wednesday. According to Hawkins County Schools Director, Steve Starnes, “The individual who picked up Carlie Trent on May 4th had been designated in writing by the parent as having authority to pick the child up from school.”
57 year old Gary Simpson, the uncle by marriage of missing Carlie Marie Trent, picked his niece up at the school Wednesday after noon and removed her from school under false pretences.. The missing person case began as an endangered child alert late Wednesday night but was upgraded to an AMBER Alert by Thursday morning. Gary Simpson is believed to be driving a white Dodge Caravan with a dark stripe down the middle and Tennessee plates 173GPS.
Carlie Trent was removed from school Wednesday by her uncle by marriage, Gary Simpson, 57, under false pretenses, according to TBI. Police say Simpson told school officials Trent’s father was in a car accident and she may not be in school on Thursday as well. They said Simpson has no custodial rights to Carlie and their whereabouts are unknown.
Call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 if you have information.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now issuing an AMBER alert for a missing 9-year-old Rogersville girl. Thursday morning, the alert was escalated from an endangered child alert after authorities issued a warrant for kidnapping.
Carlie’s mother Shannon Trent said, she just wants her daughter home as quickly as possible.
“I don’t understand why he did this,” said Trent. “I’m confused, our whole family is confused. We just want her back.”
Trent said as they wait for answers, she is just asking for one thing:
“Please bring her home, Gary…safe,” said Trent. “Carlie…we love you so much. Gary, please bring her home.”
Warrants for Kidnapping have been issued for Simpson as he has no custodial rights to Carlie. Their whereabouts are currently unknown, but officials believe they could be in Virginia or surrounding areas near the Tennessee, Virginia line.
Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion van with Tennessee License Plates: 173GPS. The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and chipped paint on the hood.
Carlie Trent is described as 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 75 pounds. Carlie has blue eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black and grey tank top and blue jeans.
Simpson is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 157 pounds. Simpson is balding and has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans.
The public is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) if you have seen Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson or the listed vehicle they are believed to be traveling in.
Authorities in Tennessee said Saturday that a reward for information leading to the safe recovery over a missing 9-year-old girl has been set at $12,500.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said law enforcement officials continued searching for Carlie Marie Trent of Rogersville in the eastern part of the state. The bureau said it’s working through more than 100 tips it has received since an Amber Alert was issued Thursday.
“At this time, however, there have been no credible sightings of Carlie Trent, Gary Simpson, or the van in which investigators believe the two may be traveling,” investigators said in a statement. “Though their whereabouts are currently unknown, investigative efforts suggest they may be out of public view and in an isolated area, such as a campground or park.”
UPDATE III: New video released in case of missing Tennessee girl.
New video released on Saturday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Carlie Trent and her uncle Gary Simpson shopping at a Rogersville grocery store shortly after she went missing.
The TBI also announced a new reward is being offered for Carlie’s safe return.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued in Middle and East Tennessee for missing 12 year old Steven Merriman of Cookeville, TN. According to The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Steven Merriman was last seen with his noncustodial mother Sheila Randolph. They are reportedly travelling in a 1995 Chevy Blazer with TN tags N71-32B. Investigators stated that the 32-year-old mother took the child from school in Cookeville around 3:15 on Wednesday.
An AMBER Alert was issued Wednesday for a 12-year-old boy in the areas of Middle and East Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Steven Merriman was last seen with his noncustodial mother Sheila Randolph.
Randolph allegedly took him from school in Cookeville, Tennessee, at 3:14 p.m. She is wanted for custodial interference.
Steven was last seen wearing plaid shorts and a grey T-shirt. He is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds.
They are reportedly travelling in a 1995 Chevy Blazer with TN tags N71-32B. It’s unknown which direction they’re going.
Investigators believe they are traveling in a 1995 Chevy Blazer with TN tag N71-32B. Their direction of travel is unknown, but Randolph has ties to Walling, Spencer and Rock Island, Tennessee.
Merriman was last seen wearing plaid shorts and a gray t-shirt. He is 5’2? tall and weighs 100 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Randolph is 5’3? tall and weighs 190 pounds.
The “unknown” male also believed to be with Randolph and Merriman is 6-feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Steven Merriman please contact Cookeville Police Department at 931-526-2126 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.