Four people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl last seen in Lancaster on Wednesday.
The authorities and family members are continuing the search for Shavon Randle, a teen investigators say was kidnapped from a relative’s residence in Lancaster about 10:30 Wednesday morning.
Devontae Owens, 24, one of the four “persons of interest” identified earlier in the week by police, was apprehended Saturday by FBI agents and Lancaster police officers, according to a Lancaster Police Department news release. Owens was in the Dallas County Jail on Saturday facing aggravated kidnapping charges, according to reporting by WFAA.
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Lancaster police and the FBI have also arrested 30-year-old Laquon Wilkerson of Dallas, who was not one of the persons of interest. Wilkerson was identified as a suspect in Randle’s kidnapping, the release said.
Two other people of interest, Laporshya Polley, 25, of Dallas, and Darius Fields, 26, Glen Heights, were questioned on Friday about Randle’s disappearance, a spokeswoman with the City of Lancaster said. They were arrested on unrelated drug charges.
The fourth individual police had hoped to talk to about the girl’s disappearance, 19-year-old Michael Titus of Dallas, has not been located, according to Rona Stringfellow, Lancaster assistant city manager.
The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert on Thursday asking the public for help finding Randle.
Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to Randle’s safe return.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 800-225-5324 or Lancaster police at 972-218-2711.