Missing teen found, man with her arrested
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they found a 16-year-old girl reported missing from Baton Rouge in St. John the Baptist Parish, and arrested a 41-year-old man who was with her.
Deputies said they located Kathryn Labauve at around 12:15 p.m. at a gas station in LaPlace, and arrested John Landis Lamberson III.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday that Labauve had run away from home, taking her mother's SUV. Investigators said they had reasons to be concerned about Labauve's welfare and that they believed she was heading to Florida. Deputies also asked the public for tips about Lamberson's whereabouts.
Investigators said LaPlace-area residents recognized Labauve from news reports and called the authorities.
Deputies booked Lamberson into the St. John Parish jail, and said he would be transferred to East Baton Rouge to face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and being principal to unauthorized use of a movable.
Sheriff's deputies said their investigation was continuing.