Tennessee AMBER ALERT: 15 Year Old Elizabeth Thomas Found Safe, Teacher Tad Cummins Arrested in Northern California
THE MANHUNT IS OVER FOR 50 YEAR OLD TAD CUMMINS …
The Tennessee Amber Alert is over as 15 year old Elizabeth Thomas has been found safe and police have arrested her teacher, 50 year old Tad Cummins in northern California. The search fro the two has gone on for a little over a month. Tad Cummins and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas were reported missing on March 13, 2017 from Columbia, Tennessee. Tad Cummins faces federal charges for taking a minor across state lines
Acting on a tip received by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late last night, authorities in Siskiyou County, California have rescued Elizabeth Thomas and arrested Tad Cummins, after locating the pair at a rural cabin in Cecilville early this morning.
Thomas, 15, was the subject of a Tennessee AMBER Alert issued on March 14th, after having been kidnapped a day earlier by Tad Cummins, a former teacher at her school in Maury County, Tennessee. On March 17th, the TBI added the 50-year-old to the state’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list.
This morning, authorities from Siskiyou County located the Nissan Rogue in which the pair were traveling and later located the pair. Cummins surrendered without incident. Thomas was subsequently recovered by law enforcement officers. At the time of this release, efforts to reunite her with her family remained ongoing.
According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, a Special Response Team (SRT) responded to the scene where the car was reported found and established a perimeter around the cabin believed to be occupied by Cummins and Thomas. A man who became friends with the two helped the SRT members at the scene. Deputies waited outside in the cold for hours for the two to exit the cabin.
“At one point, the suspect did come out, walked around the area, you could see that he was actively looking around the surroundings,” Lt. Behr Tharsing of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said. “They came back out, and it looked like they were trying to figure out whether we were there or not.”
The Sheriff’s Office used snipers positioned nearby to protect the tactical team that was dispatched to make the arrest.
Two loaded handguns were recovered in the cabin along with other personal items belonging to both Cummins and Thomas.
The sheriff’s office said they were found near the Shasta Trinity National Forest. The distance from Maury County, Tennessee, to Siskiyou County, California, is nearly 2,450.9 miles – around a 36-hour drive.
“It’s interesting Mr. Cummins made a spontaneous statement at the time that we took him down, ‘I’m glad this over,” Sgt. Mike Gilley of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said the cabin the two had been staying in was a one-room unit containing a foam mattress and a camp stove, with little cooking equipment.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said Thomas appeared to be in good health. She will undergo a forensic interview and as a crime victim, she will receive any care that she requires at this time.
Cummins was taken by the SRT members without incident. He was transported to the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka and booked on a Maury County, Tenn., fugitive arrest warrant for aggravated kidnapping. Cummins was set to be arraigned on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Four Blacks Arrested After White Mentally Disabled Special Needs Man Tied Up & Tortured on Facebook Live While Yelling … “F*ck Trump!” and “F*ck White People!”
HMM, BUT SOME HOW THE “POLITICALLY CORRECT” POLICE CANNOT CALL THIS A HATE CRIME …
Can you imagine how the media, the LEFT, Black Lives Matters and law enforcement would be reacting if the disabled victim was black and the suspects of this heinous crime were white? Four blacks are under arrest in Chicago after tying up, beating and torturing a disabled, special needs man as they streamed it on video on Facebook Live. What in God’s name is wrong with some people? What in the hell would possess individuals to act in such a vile and savage manner? The video was uploaded to Facebook live yesterday by a user named Brittany Herring, the African-American woman who appears in the clip. According to police, “the incident took place Tuesday in an apartment on the 3400 block of West Lexington on Chicago’s West Side.” During the video where the white mentally disabled man was being tortured, you can hear someone yell “F*ck Trump!” and “F*ck white people!” But of course the police are struggling to say whether this is a hate crime or not. Forget the fact that 4 people are attacking a disabled individual who cannot protect himself. As the Gateway Pundit asks, where is the DOJ, where’s All Sharpton?
These 4 need to have the book thrown at them and put in prison so it is known that this will never be acceptable or allowed, EVER!!! Enough of this was not a hate crime and kids just doing something stupid, this was a heinous act and needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. STOP MAKING EXCUSES.
Chicago investigators are questioning four African-Americans after a Facebook Live video shows a group of people torturing a white mentally disabled man while someone yelled “F*** Trump!” and “F*** white people!”
Chicago police were made aware of the video Tuesday afternoon. A young African American woman streamed the video live on Facebook showing at least four people holding the young white man hostage.
“The video is reprehensible,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
“It’s sickening. You know it makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson added.
Throughout the video, the victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut.
At one point, the victim is held at knife point and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump. The group also forces the victim to drink water from a toilet.
After Almost 27 Years After the Abduction of 11 Year Old Missing Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph, MN … His Remains Appear to have Been Found
AFTER NEARLY 27 YEARS, JACOB WETTERLING’S REMAINS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN FOUND …
It has been nearly 27 years since 11 year old Jacob Wetterling was abducted in St. Joseph, Minnesota; however, it now appears that the investigation in finding him may be over. The remains recovered this past week in central Minnesota are being forensically tested to determine whether they are that of missing Jacob Wetterling. A person of interest has reportedly been cooperating with the case. According to reports, Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, stated Saturday morning that her son’s remains have been found. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken.” The “person of interest” in the case, Danny Heinrich, has been in federal custody since late October, after authorities arrested him on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Some of the material featured children under the age of 12.
Almost 27 years after the abduction of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in Minnesota, a long trail of investigation appears to be near its end.
Remains recovered this week in central Minnesota are being tested to determine whether they are Wetterling’s. A “person of interest” in the case cooperated in the investigation, according to reports that first came from KSTP-TV, Minneapolis.
Jacob’s mother, Patty Wetterling, told KARE-TV, Minneapolis, Saturday morning that her son’s remains have been found. “All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken. I am not responding to any media yet as I have no words.”
Jacob was kidnapped shortly after 9 p.m. on the night of Oct. 22, 1989, after he and his brother, Trevor, 10, and best friend, Aaron Larson, 11, rode their bikes to a Tom Thumb store not far from the family’s rural home in St. Joseph to rent a video.
As they headed home, a masked man with a gun appeared on the remote dirt road leading to the Wetterling house, told the boys to lie face down in a nearby ditch and asked each his age. He then ordered Trevor and Aaron to run to the woods and not look back. When the boys did, Jacob and the masked man were gone.
In a statement from Patty Wetterling posted to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center website:
“We are in deep grief. We didn’t want Jacob’s story to end this way. … The Wetterlings had a choice to walk into bitterness and anger or to walk into a light of what could be, a light of hope. Their choice changed the world. … Our hearts are heavy, but we are being held up by all of the people who have been a part of making Jacob’s Hope a light that will never be extinguished. … Jacob, you are loved.”
From 1999: 10th Anniversary of Jacob Wetterling Abduction
They recovered books of child pornography, as well as a DNA sample allegedly tying Heinrich to the kidnapping and sexual assault of another Stearns County boy from the same time period. No charges can be filed in that case, however, as the statute of limitations has passed.
Heinrich’s brother, David Heinrich, his voice breaking with emotion, said Saturday that his prayers were with the Wetterling family.
“I want the Wetterlings to know I had no idea,” David Heinrich told KARE. “I am happy for them that they know — not that he’s passed, but at least they have closure.”
9 Year Old Carlie Marie Trent Found Alive by Donnie Lawson & Roger Carpenter in Hawkins County, TN … Gary Simpson Arrested
Carlie Marie Trent found SAFE!!!
9 year old Carlie Trent was found safe yesterday by two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, in Hawkins County, Tennessee. The two men were searching isolated areas in the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday when they came upon Carlie Trent and her uncle, Gary Simpson. Roger Carpenter, a Baptists minister, held the uncle at gunpoint, while the other man, Donnie Lawson, called the authorities. Carlie Trent had been missing since May 4, when Simpson, an uncle by marriage, picked the girl up from her elementary school in Rogersville.
Gary Simpson was arrested and taken into police custody. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn stated that the Gary Simpson is being charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and may face additional charges. According to accounts, Carlie appeared to be OK; however, she was taken to the hospital to be checked out and evaluated.
Two men searching the back country of northeastern Tennessee on Thursday found a 9-year-old girl who has been missing for more than week and held the uncle accused of abducting her at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities said.
Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter found Carlie Marie Trent in Hawkins County, the same rural part of the state she had disappeared from on May 4 after police said her uncle Gary Simpson took her out of school without permission, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference.
Lawson and Carpenter were acting on law enforcement appeals to search isolated areas on all-terrain vehicles, Gwyn said. Carpenter, a Baptist minister, held Simpson at gunpoint while Lawson went to call police.
“This is just two heroes that went onto the property just to see, by chance, could they be there,” Gwyn said. “And they were.”
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.