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Jackson police capture man in missing teen case, victim missing

7 months ago September 02, 2014 Sep 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 02 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:47:49 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

JACKSON, MS - Jackson police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl.

Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. She said charges would be filed, but she didn't immediately say what they would be.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert on Sunday night to report that Katelyn Beard had been missing since that morning. The alert said she was last seen with Thompson. Jackson police said in a news release that Beard was shot before she was taken away.

Thomas was found near the spot where officers hours earlier had found the 2009 Nissan Altima that belonged to the missing girl. The car was found less than a mile from where Beard was reported taken.

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