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    TN - Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Maury County, 13 March 2017 #12

    15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas may be in the area of Decatur, Alabama.

    She is white, blonde hair, hazel eyes, 5 feet 5 inches and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings.

    Thomas is believed to be in the company of 50-year-old Tad Cummins, a white male, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be armed with two handguns and driving a Silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag number 976ZPT.



    http://wate.com/2017/03/14/statewide...ennessee-teen/
    http://www.waff.com/story/34847631/e...n-decatur-area
    http://www.wbir.com/news/crime/state...teen/422561108

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    TN - AMBER ALERT:Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Maury County, 13 March 2017 # 4

    Witness at school considered Tad Cummins a ‘mentor,’ but reported seeing him kiss Elizabeth Thomas
    Posted Mar 20, 2017
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    Elizabeth Thomas growled at the student who reported her for kissing former Culleoka teacher Tad Cummins inside his classroom, her family told The Daily Herald, but otherwise the two had no contact with the witness after she turned them in.

    Cummins was inside his classroom after school Jan. 23 with his grandson and Thomas, the girl told family members, when she walked in and inexplicably saw them kissing. Cummins and Thomas were sitting side by side in chairs and kissed on the lips as the grandchild, who also attends Culleoka, was using one of the classroom's computers.

    "She was shocked and walked out of the classroom," a family member said. "She didn't expect that. She didn't know why it was happening. She thought of Tad as someone who really cared about his students and had a hard time with what she saw. She went home, told her mother, and knew what she had to do — report him the next morning."

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    TN - AMBER ALERT: Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas, 15, Maury County, 13 March 2017 #1

    Amber Alert: Family doesn’t think Elizabeth Thomas left willingly
    Published: March 29, 2017

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – While more than 1,000 tips have poured in to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, an Amber Alert remains in effect for Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher Tad Cummins.

    Authorities held a joint press conference Tuesday where they stressed the relationship between Thomas and Cummins was not a romance.

    “Grooming, because that is exactly what was going on. You had a 50-year-old educated man who was obviously trying to convince this venerable 15-year-old girl that being in a relationship with him was the right thing to do,” said Cooper.

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    DA Cooper said Tuesday that Mexican law enforcement was notified of the Amber Alert for Thomas. And while investigators say they don’t have any substantial tips that lead them to believe the two have crossed the border, but they are not ruling anything out.

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    TBI: Elizabeth Thomas, Tad Cummins were spotted in Oklahoma

    March 31, 2017

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed a sighting of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, along with Tad Cummins, the 50-year-old man suspected in her kidnapping earlier this month.

    Based on a Thursday tip, investigators obtained surveillance images from a Walmart in Oklahoma City, Okla. on the afternoon of March 15th.

    TBI officials say Cummins used cash to purchase various food items but did not purchase anything of significance.








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    This is where we left off last:

    Elizabeth Thomas’ father files petition to get witness testimony

    http://wate.com/2017/04/06/elizabeth...er-alert-case/

    FULL PETITION: https://mgtvwkrn.files.wordpress.com...-c-p-27-01.pdf

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    Please let today be the day that Elizabeth comes home!

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    Back to the discussion of sentencing-
    I think Elizabeth's testimony will certainly come into play during Any plea deal.
    Example-if she says that she went willingly,was fed , clothed,not sexually assaulted, or abused in any way then I could totally see him getting a plea deal for a shortened sentence.

    But if she says she was forced to go , abused in any way ( I don't even want to think about it but we all know what I mean ) then that may be used against any plea deals .

    I think some of this will hinge on her testimony but not all of it. Here's why - obviously Tad knew it was wrong to groom, coerce and take a 15 yr old girl. There's no way around that. He has to know this is a kidnapping even if she went willingly because she's a child. She can't make those decisions yet.

    So I do think Tad will definitely be in some big trouble,the extent is yet to be seen. The state will need Elizabeth Thomas to testify against Tad to an extent for maximum punishment but even if she doesn't , they still have enough right now to send Tad up the creek.

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    I was chatting with a friend last night and she brought up a good question-
    Is it possible that Law enforcement knows what vehicle Tad was driving on 3-15 Walmart sighting and didn't release it to the public because they didn't want to tip Tad off ? Maybe it's tagged in all police computers so will register a hit if law enforcement happens to scan it ?
    I just find it hard to believe that they have the Walmart video but wouldn't know what car was used that day ? Surely surrounding stores and homes also had security cameras so even if they parked elsewhere, I would assume that it may have been picked up on security footage somewhere in the surrounding area ?

    I guess it's a possibility at this point?! Who knows? But I must say that I never thought this would go on this long. I really thought they'd have been found by now!! It's going on 4 weeks!

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    Her father's attorney said the family believes there are classmates, friends and teachers who may know more information that could help in the search for Elizabeth, but added that he feels some people may be intimidated or scared to talk to authorities.

    "Perhaps the most concerning element has been the hesitancy of some persons to fully cooperate in sharing information that they know," Whatley said.

    http://www.knssradio.com/articles/ab...nding-daughter


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel1 View Post
    I was chatting with a friend last night and she brought up a good question-
    Is it possible that Law enforcement knows what vehicle Tad was driving on 3-15 Walmart sighting and didn't release it to the public because they didn't want to tip Tad off ? Maybe it's tagged in all police computers so will register a hit if law enforcement happens to scan it ?
    I just find it hard to believe that they have the Walmart video but wouldn't know what car was used that day ? Surely surrounding stores and homes also had security cameras so even if they parked elsewhere, I would assume that it may have been picked up on security footage somewhere in the surrounding area ?

    I guess it's a possibility at this point?! Who knows? But I must say that I never thought this would go on this long. I really thought they'd have been found by now!! It's going on 4 weeks!
    I'm sure they have more video from Walmart, otherwise how would they know that TC bought some food items?

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    The witness list will be sealed:

    Judge Stella Hargrove sealed the witness list at Whatley’s request.
    “To avoid harm to these witnesses such as potential embarrassment and harassment, as well as public scrutiny, this document should be sealed,” Whatley argued. “Certain issues have arised that establish an immediate threat of irreparable harm to the witnesses that this court would be justified [in sealing the list].”

    http://www.columbiadailyherald.com/n...gainst-cummins

    Through witness depositions, the petition also sets the stage for a future lawsuit against Cummins, including an order of protection and possible civil lawsuits.

    The family’s interview of witnesses would run parallel to law enforcement. The TBI, the lead agency in the case, said it has received and investigated more than 1,200 tips. A Maury County Sheriff said his deputies have been spending 12-14-hour shifts on investigations.

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    While I do believe that the state can absolutely prove their case beyond any reasonable doubt ( because they can prove she was coerced and groomed) I would imagine that Tad's defense will try to say she went willingly.
    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/03/28/u...law/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    I'm sure they have more video from Walmart, otherwise how would they know that TC bought some food items?
    Yes
    They certainly have the entire Walmart video but what I'm wondering is what other videos do they potentially have?
    Do they know he was driving the rogue? Do they know he was driving another car? I'm interested in what more they have. ( I know that it probably won't be released to the public though)

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    Yes
    They certainly have the entire Walmart video but what I'm wondering is what other videos do they potentially have?
    Do they know he was driving the rogue? Do they know he was driving another car? I'm interested in what more they have. ( I know that it probably won't be released to the public though)
    IMO I'm thinking since it was only two days later, they were probably confirmed on camera as being in the same car (especially since TC was looking up different things about traveling in the Nissan) so LE haven't said anything about the car because there's no real update on it. They probably don't want to state what they know in the rare case they are still in that car so people will still be on the look out for it.
    Last edited by staunchcharacter; 04-07-2017 at 08:52 AM.

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