Posted on | April 20, 2017 | No Comments
Police say Elizabeth Thomas (left) ran away with her teacher Tad Cummins (right).
A man accused of running away with a former student has been found and arrested.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas were located in Northern California.
The 50-year-old man and 15-year-old girl were reported missing March 13 from Columbia, Tenn. . . .
Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office PIO Kelly Giordano says the capture of Cummins and rescue of Thomas came thanks to a tip called into the department on Wednesday night.
Giordano says an officer responded to a tip Cummins’ Nissan Rogue was spotted. The responding officer found the vehicle, which had no license plates. The officer ran the VIN number, which came back as Cummins’ vehicle. The SCSO they mobilized their Special Response Team (SRT) this morning to Cecilville, where the vehicle was found. SRT officers found Cummins and Thomas at a residence located near a commune in Cecilville.
Cummins did not resist arrest and was taken into custody just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning. . . . Cummins will be held on charges of sexual conduct with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.