Endangered Tennessee teen could be in Decatur area with armed man

Elizabeth Thomas

The alert was upgraded after additional details emerged in the case, according to TBI.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. She was wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings. And officials believe the young teen is in extreme danger.

Cummins drives a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee license plate number 976ZPT.

Officials believe the two may be headed to our part of the Gulf Coast.

"Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas is described as being 5'5" tall, with blonde hair, hazel eyes, and weighing 120 lbs.

Police say the 50-year-old man is wanted on a previous charge of sexual contact with a minor.

Decatur is about 3-and-a-half hours away from Atlanta, located in northern Alabama. Authorities said Cummins is armed with two handguns.

The TBI and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency need help locating Mary Catherine "Elizabeth" Thomas. He is described as a white male around 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on Cummins or Thomas should call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. Check back for updates.



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