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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday afternoon that Tad Cummins is under arrest in norther California.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday afternoon that Tad Cummins is
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Cummins was the teacher of 15-year old Elizabeth Thomas. The two skipped from Tennessee together, as Cummins abducted her in mid-March.
2. Cummins and Thomas were sighted at multiple locations since they went on the run. They were seen at an Oklahoma City Walmart on March 31 together, and a new series of photos were unveiled. It was the first confirmed sighting of Thomas and Cummins.
3. Cummins and Thomas previously had extensive posts about love on Instagram, though Thomas’ posts were mixed with thoughts on depression and death.
4. Thomas referred to herself as Cummins’ “wife” on her Instagram account, posting a graphic from the movie Beauty and the Beast to her account around the time she disappeared saying that “every beauty needs her beast to protect her from everything but him.”
5. Authorities said that they believed Cummins was “armed with two handguns and driving a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag 976-ZPT. A warrant has been issued for Cummins for Sexual Contact with a Minor and Aggravated Kidnapping. The TBI added him to the state’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his capture.”
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April 20, 2017 1:13 pm