Amber Alert for missing Knox County girl
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An Amber Alert, upgraded from an earlier alert, is in effect for a 13-year-old Knox County girl taken from school by a convicted felon.
The sheriff's office says Caitlyn Shannon was last seen with her mother's ex-boyfriend, Michael Eugene Crockett, 46, on Monday, September 20.
Crockett took Caitlyn from Holston Middle School, telling the staff he was her step-father and they were moving to Florida.
A security officer says Crockett was allowed to sign Caitlyn out of school because he was on her emergency release card.
Crockett is a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history. He's currently wanted on a parole violation from Michigan. He served time there for writing bad checks in 2007.
He's known to use several aliases including: David Yule, David Edward Yule, David Yule Crockett, Michael Crocket, Michael Crockett and Mike Crockett.
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Crockett has at least 14 tattoos including three on his lower left arm of a dagger with love written on it, a German cross with a rose in it and an American Heart with a clock. He also has a dice in flames with "lucky and seven" tattooed on his right arm.
Caitlyn is 5'2", weighs around 160 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair.
Crockett is 5'7", weighs 145 pounds with brown hair, hazel eyes, a crippled left leg and a scar on his forehead.
Crockett was last known to be driving a 1999 black Mitsubishi Eclipse with Tennessee license plate 550WWF.
If you've know anything about the whereabouts of the pair or the car, call the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 865-215-2243 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 09-26-2010 at 06:59 AM.
Missing From: Knoxville, TN
Missing Date: 09/20/2010 12:00 AM Eastern
Issued for: Tennessee: Statewide
Contact: If you have information, please contact Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 800-824-3463 or 911
Circumstances: UPDATE - Added information to vehicle description and suspect's description (he has a severe limp - left leg. A STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR 13 YEAR-OLD CAITLYN SHANNON. CAITLYN WAS LAST SEEN WITH 46 YEAR-OLD MICHAEL CROCKETT ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2010. CROCKETT IS A CONVICTED FELON WITH A LENGTHY VIOLENT CRIMINAL HISTORY. HE IS WANTED FOR A PAROLE VIOLATION FROM MICHIGAN. THE TWO MAY BE HEADED TO MEXICO IN CROCKETT'S 1999 BLACK MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE WITH TENNESSEE LICENSE PLATE 550WWF.
CAITLYN SHANNON, Age Now: 13, Missing: 09/20/2010. Missing From KNOXVILLE, TN. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Knox County Sheriff's Office (Tennessee) 1-865-215-2243.
Associated Press - September 25, 2010 6:05 PM ET
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Knoxville authorities are concerned that a 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Monday could have been taken to Mexico.
September 26, 2010 12:17 AM
Just after 12 a.m. Sunday the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation cancelled its alert, reporting that Caitlyn Shannon was found safe and the suspect is in custody.
This guy was the Mom's ex-boyfriend and his name was STILL on the child's emergency contact card at the school-WHEN will women learn to be careful who they allow to have access to their children?
I KNEW IT. I knew the perp had to have a connection to this girl. You know why? Look at the photo of her that was circulating online. (See above in other posts). SHE LOOKS MISERABLE. I gaurantee she was being abused by this man or someone else. Any abuse makes her vulnerable to bad people.This guy was the Mom's ex-boyfriend and his name was STILL on the child's emergency contact card at the school-WHEN will women learn to be careful who they allow to have access to their children?
I hope this poor girl gets help. She needs some time away from her mother that's for sure. Bringing a convicted felon around her daughter??? That is negligence IMO. I don't care if she knew or not--she never bothered to check or didn't care. Inexcusable.