The man has been charged in connection with disappearance of Memphis teacher is believed by investigators to have been kidnapped while she was out for jogging Friday morning, police said.
Cleote Abston, 38, was charged with especially aggravating theft and falsification with evidence, according to A. tweet from the Memphis Police Department posted early sunday.
“Eliza Fletcher is not located at this time. MPD investigators and officers, as well as with our local and federal partners, keep searching for Mrs Fletcher, post said.
Fletcher, 34, was jogging around 4:30 a.m. Friday when an unidentified man approached her, police said. She was pushed into a dark midsize SUV and driven away from the scene, police said.
Abston was arrested on Saturday after police found a vehicle they were looking for for in a business.
” vehicle of interest was discovered and the man who occupied vehicle arrested, police announced on Twitter.
Photos published by the police show Fletcher running in area near the university of Memphis. She was last visible wearing A pink jogging shirt and purple jogging shorts, police said. in warning.
Fletcher is white, 5’6″ tall, with brown hair and green eyes, the police said. She weighs 137 pounds.
The teacher’s damaged phone was found Not far from where she is believed to have been abducted, according to CrimeStoppers executive Buddy Chapman. news release received by CNN affiliate WHBQ.
family of in mother of two offer $50,000 reward via Crime Stoppers for information leading to arrest in case, WHBQ reports.
“We are looking forward to the safe return of Eliza and hope that this award will help police capture those who did it crime,” her family said in statement shared by Chapman.
AT post on twitter, St. Mary’s Episcopal School said that Fletcher was a junior kindergarten teacher.
Bureau of Tennessee of Investigation said in tweet helping the Memphis police in investigation.