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.
Carl Conyers, the son of US Rep. John Conyers (MI-D), has been missing since Tuesday, November 15, in Houston, Texas. Conyers was last seen by his roommate Tuesday afternoon on the 3700 block of Southmore in Houston. The apartment is not far from the university campus where he is a student. Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston police at 713-884-3131 or 832-394-1840.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers on Thursday said he is “very worried” after his 21-year-old son was reported missing Tuesday from his apartment near the University of Houston.
“We’ve notified the FBI,” Conyers told The Detroit News about his missing son, Carl Conyers, who is a students at the university. “I’m very worried. It’s very unlike him. He’s a very stable young guy.”
At the U.S. Capitol Thursday, Conyers said his wife Monica is in Texas.
Carl Conyers was last seen by his roommate Tuesday afternoon on the 3700 block of Southmore in Houston, said Kese Smith, public information officer for the Houston Police Department. The apartment is not far from the university campus.
“We are working with the FBI and the Secret Service, and there is also an outside, private organization called Equusearch,” Smith said. “They’ve been contacted and they’ll be lending their assistance to help canvas the area.”
UPDATE I: Carl Conyers Found Safe and Unharmed.
The missing 21-year-old UH student and son of a Michigan congressman has been found safe.
The mother of Carl Conyers has confirmed that her son is alive and safe and back with her Friday morning.
Conyers’ mother, Monica, got the call from UH Police overnight. She says the details of how he was found are still unclear to her. She says her son needed a shower and hadn’t eaten. He’s now resting.
Conyers is the son of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, of Michigan, and his Monica.
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.
11 year old Emily Dowdle has been missing since Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Catawba County, North Carolina after getting off her school bus. Emily has not been seen since she got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. When her parents came home, she was gone
Search crews are continuing to look for a missing 11-year-old girl in Catawba County, North Carolina.
Emily Dowdle, who attends Catawba Elementary School, has been missing since she got home from school Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Dowdle got off the school bus in front of her house around 2:15 p.m. But when her parents came home, she was gone.
Search crews are using flashlights and bloodhounds to canvass the area.
Dowdle is described as being 4’11” with long light brown hair, hazel eyes, and wears dark-framed glasses. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and capri jeans.
If you have seen Emily or know any information, you are asked to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.
The missing 11-year-old Catawba County girl has been found safe. She walked out of the woods behind her home Wednesday night, officials said.
A spokesperson for the FBI said shortly before 10 p.m. that Emily Dowdle was “located within the last half hour in a wooded area near her home.”
“She is safe, will be checked out by medics,” the spokesperson said. “Our thanks go out to hundreds of law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders.”
Additional details will be released most likely Thursday morning, the spokesperson added.
14 Year Old Hailey Hagen Missing Since 7/29/16 From Woodstock, GA (Update: Missing Girl Found Safe by Police)
14 year old Hailey Hagen has been missing since Friday, July 29, 2016 from Woodstock, Georgia. Hailey was last seen at about 1 p.m. Friday in the Brookshire subdivision off of Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock.
Woodstock Police are looking for help from the public in locating 14-year-old Hailey Hagen.
She was last seen at about 1 p.m. Friday in the Brookshire subdivision off of Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock.
Hailey is described as a white female, 5-feet-4 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purple tank top, capri jeans, carrying a teal-colored backpack and black guitar case. Investigators said she may also be wearing a hoodie.
If anyone has seen Hailey or may have any information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office or 911.
A missing Woodstock teen who was last seen Friday afternoon has been located by police.
Woodstock Police sent out a tweet Saturday morning saying 14 year-old Hailey Hagen had been located. She has returned home safely.