The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received the tip around 11 p.m. Wednesday and the caller pointed authorities to a cabin in Cecilville, a rural area near the OR border with little to no cell service, TBI Public Information Officer Joshua Devine said.
Teacher Tad Cummins, 50. disappeared with his student on March 13, weeks after a student reported seeing them kissing inside a classroom. Two days after the girl disappeared, surveillance images from a Walmart in Oklahoma City showed Cummins and the girl purchasing food items in the store with cash, the agency said.
Then, nothing. After their disappearance, investigators said they had received hundreds of tips from 24 states, but not enough information to tighten the dragnet despite a multi-state manhunt and Cummins' addition to Tennessee's most-wanted list.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas have been locate... To communicate, Elizabeth or Cummins would write the other an email, often inappropriate, and save it as a draft, District Attorney Brent Cooper told WAAY.
"It is believed based on the investigation to date, as set forth herein, that Cummins, age 50, and victim, age 15, are involved in a sexual relationship and travelled in interstate commerce to continue their relationship and to engage in unlawful sexual activity", the criminal complaint against Cummins says.
Several US media outlets said the pair were staying at a commune called Black Bear Ranch, which was featured in a 2005 documentary titled Commune.
After being suspended, court records say Cummins took out a loan for $4,500, took two handguns and wrote a note to his wife saying he needed to go to Virginia Beach or the D.C. area to clear his head.
"We're going to have to figure out what kind of state of mind she's in, of course, and probably get her some help", he said.
Rep. Sheila Butt, a Republican state lawmaker who represents Columbia, said Thursday was a great day for her community.
Cummins faces a federal felony charge of transporting a minor across state lines, as well charges of sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.
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He also said Thomas didn't seem right either.
"She spoke very few words and he would try and like, talk for her a lot", he said.
Officials said Cummins, 50, kidnapped Thomas, 15, on March 13 from Maury County, Tennessee.
Because the AMBER Alert stated that Cummins could be armed, the department's Special Response Team responded carefully. Cummins told the caretaker that he was 44 years old and that the young woman with him was 22. Eastern press conference to discuss the case.
In the interview with ABC, Barry said he didn't talk to the pair much but he noticed Cummins tried to "keep her away". Tad Cummins, her teacher, has been arrested. The couple has two children together. She had no idea why her husband went to northern California, her attorney said.
"We just want Mary Katherine [Elizabeth] home, that's all we care about".
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