Global News

How authorities found Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins

How authorities found Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins

Tad was busted Thursday morning on state and federal charges after a tipster called cops to report that he and Thomas had been living in a cabin in a rural part of northern California for a week and a half. "We got her back".

Channel 4 is told Thomas had a smile on her face and was glad to be with her family.

"I think we all need to be held responsible for our actions and if he was doing this to help her he did it incorrectly", said Boand.

A former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping his teenage student told Northern California authorities that he was relieved the five-week, nationwide search for him and the girl had come to an end, officials said.

Cummins is in custody facing federal charges for transporting a minor over state lines for the objective of sex. He had taken her to church with him, he claimed. "That kind of clues people in", Barry said.

Thomas family attorney Jason Whatley told News 2 the family will be in seclusion upon Thomas' return to Tennessee.

"We're very happy that we're going to see her again", the dad said on "Good Morning America". He said her family will be patient with her and get her the help she needs. "Jill, Erica and Ashlee have the utmost respect for District Attorney Brent Cooper and Acting U.S. Attorney John L. Smith and they trust the judicial system to administer justice upon Tad Cummins and leave that up to the capable individuals involved in the judicial system".

Klopp Hints Marko Grujic Could Make Long Awaited Liverpool Return Against Stoke
Jurgen Klopp reckons Simon Mignolet "saved" Liverpool's life on Saturday with a brilliant save in the second half to deny Stoke. We've done a few games at Stoke this season and one thing you get from Mark Hughes' side is a battle.


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) announced Thursday at a press conference that a tip led them to the safe capture of the alleged kidnapper and his unharmed abductee, almost 2,500 miles from their hometown in Columbia, Tennessee.

Police in California arrested a Tennessee teacher who allegedly kidnapped his 15-year-old student. Thomas reportedly told one of her siblings on the morning of her disappearance that if she was not home by dinner, someone should call the police.

"Our intelligence analysts and agents have worked tirelessly since issuing this AMBER Alert to process more than 1,500 leads from all 50 states", TBI director Mark Gwyn said in a statement Thursday.

"Someone showed me a picture and I was like, 'that's the guy, '" Barry said. In Guymon, Cummins bought women's razors, chocolates, and a "commonly used lubricant for sexual intercourse", according to the complaint.

"This is not somewhere they had frequently visited", her attorney said. Authorities say they were found at a commune in Cecilville, California, on Thursday.

Elizabeth was in protective federal care and would be returned home on a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation aircraft, authorities said. A day after they disappeared, Cummins was sacked from his teaching job at Culleoka Unit School, where Elizabeth had been a student in his forensics class. Authorities credited citizens and the media for their involvement in helping to locate the teen.


loading...
  • Masters traffic jam: Contenders galore at Augusta National

    Masters traffic jam: Contenders galore at Augusta National

    Rory McIlroy was in great position - on the leaderboard, in the fairway, on the green - to make a run in the Masters. So you really have to focus on yourself and not worry too much about what everyone else is doing.

    World's oldest person dies at 117

    Morano, born November 29, 1899, was believed to have been the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s. "How does my hair look", she asked before blowing out the candles on her 117th birthday cake previous year .
    Analysts At Jefferies & Co Maintained General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) As Hold

    Analysts At Jefferies & Co Maintained General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) As Hold

    The auto manufacturer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.01. Also, insider Stefan Jacoby sold 2,435 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 8th.
  • With driver still inside - after collision

    With driver still inside - after collision

    Steimke's video caption said that the two had been driving in this manner for four miles. Finally, the truck's driver realized what was happening and stopped.
    Minnesota police department puts out hilarious 4/20 'preparations' tweet

    Minnesota police department puts out hilarious 4/20 'preparations' tweet

    Last year, the WPD set up a similar scene in which it made fun of attempting to catch pot smokers. Police ended the post with #Happy420 . "All jokes aside, substance abuse is a real issue".
    Major Free Exercise Case Before Supreme Court Tomorrow

    Major Free Exercise Case Before Supreme Court Tomorrow

    Supreme Court hears oral arguments Wednesday in a Missouri case with the potential to open grant programs to parochial schools. Justice Gorsuch will be poised to consider this issue, and we're glad he has a strong record of protecting religious liberty.
  • National Football League mock draft: Sports Illustrated gives Browns dream scenario

    Cleveland is in a unique position because of how many draft picks they own in the next two drafts. The Browns pick first and 12th in the first round of the draft on April 27.

    Project Scorpio dev kit first image revealed

    However, Microsoft and Sony will both likely make their next-generation consoles able to work with 4K and upgraded visuals. Microsoft's Project Scorpio is now expected to be released sometime during the upcoming holiday season.
    Billboard Music Award Nominations: Here's Everything You Need To Know

    Billboard Music Award Nominations: Here's Everything You Need To Know

    The 2017 Billboard Music Award nominations have been unveiled, and at least one classic rock act received some love. They are up for Top Rock Artist against Coldplay , the Lumineers, Twenty One Pilots and X Ambassadors.
  • Late Ibrahimovic penalty earns draw for Man Utd against Everton

    Late Ibrahimovic penalty earns draw for Man Utd against Everton

    Asked to explain the poor return, Mourinho admitted there was a problem with the "confidence levels" of his players. In another match, Watford defeated West Bromwich Albion 2-0, with M'Baye Niang scoring in the 13th minute.
    International Monetary Fund  raises global growth forecasts but warns against protectionism, relaxing banking rules

    International Monetary Fund raises global growth forecasts but warns against protectionism, relaxing banking rules

    They also expect President Donald Trump to deliver tax cuts and infrastructure spending that could help boost US economic growth. Forecasts for the United States , 2.3 percent for 2017 and 2.5 percent for 2018, are the same as in the January report.

    Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

    Both sides have defensive concerns with Madrid definitely without centre-backs Raphael Varane and Pepe through injury. Bayern teammates Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng also have been nursing injuries, while Javi Martinez is suspended.