The Tennessee kidnapper's sister reveals his reason for abducting a student

Family members who have spent time with Elizabeth Thomas after her return to Tennessee say she told them the 48 hours before her rescue were the most traumatic. "You're speechless", Bozeman said.

Prosecutors requested that Cummins remain in custody and be returned to authorities in Tennessee.

Cummins, who appeared at an arraignment in Sacamento, walked into court wearing an orange prison jumpsuit that said "Sac Co prisoner" and he was shackled with a chain around his waist.

Tad Cummins was charged with kidnapping 15-year old Elizabeth Thomas.

Cummins was deemed a flight risk and a danger, according to the US attorney's office.

The judge read Tad Cummins his charges, including transporting a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity across state lines. The charge carries a minimum 10-year sentence. "It was kind of a roller coaster of emotions for her".


Griffin Barry said the pair told him their names were John and Joanna and that they needed money for food, gas and a place to stay, ABC News Good Morning America reported Friday (http://abcn.ws/2pKHq16). There was not availability to food all the time, is the understanding. Cummins is 50 years old.

Cummins and Thomas became the subject of a nationwide search after he apparently lured the girl into his auto outside a restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee, about 45 miles (72.4 km) south of Nashville. The two have reportedly been separated since November 9, 2015, when the divorce papers indicate Kimberly Thomas was ordered to have no contact with the children due to her allegedly committing several acts of physical abuse against them. He is awaiting extradition to Tennessee, where he will be charged with sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hitt said Monday Cummins is a danger in part for "using his position of trust as a school teacher" and for having two guns in the vehicle when he and the missing girl were found Thursday at a remote cabin in far northwest California.

Surveillance images showed them at a Walmart in Oklahoma City on March 15.

One of Elizabeth's schoolmates reported seeing her and Cummins kiss in his classroom on January 23, according to a school district investigative report, but both denied the claim.


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