“Eliza Fletcher has not been positioned at the moment. MPD Investigators and officers, together with our native and federal companions, proceed looking for Mrs. Fletcher,” the put up mentioned.
Fletcher, 34, was jogging round 4 a.m. Friday when a black GMC Terrain SUV handed by her, in keeping with surveillance footage obtained of the incident. A person was then seen getting out of the automobile and “ran aggressively” towards Fletcher and compelled her into the passenger aspect of the SUV. As soon as each people have been contained in the SUV, the automobile remained in a parking zone for about 4 minutes earlier than driving away, in keeping with the footage cited in an affidavit obtained by CNN.
Abston was arrested Saturday after police discovered a automobile that they had been searching for within the case.
US Marshals positioned the GMC Terrain in a parking zone close to Abston’s residence, in keeping with the affidavit. The automobile had the identical distinguishable automobile injury and partial license plate identification seen within the surveillance footage from Fletcher’s abduction.
Abston was positioned close by by U.S. Marshals and tried to flee however was taken into custody, the affidavit mentioned.
He’s being held on the Shelby County Jail on a $500,000 bond, jail information present.
It’s unclear whether or not Abston has an lawyer. His subsequent court docket look is scheduled for Tuesday.
DNA recovered from a pair of sandals discovered close to the place authorities consider Fletcher was kidnapped helped investigators in Memphis establish and arrest Abston in reference to Fletcher’s disappearance, in keeping with the affidavit.
Investigators found surveillance footage captured from a neighborhood theater the day earlier than Fletcher’s disappearance, which confirmed Abston sporting what authorities consider are the identical pair of Champion slide sandals discovered on the crime scene, in keeping with the affidavit.
Extra surveillance footage matched with statements from Abston’s employer confirmed the automobile believed to be concerned in Fletcher’s kidnapping belongs to a lady related to Abston’s residence deal with.
Cellphone information additionally place Abston on the website through the time of Fletcher’s abduction on Friday morning, the affidavit mentioned.
In line with the affidavit, a witness mentioned she noticed Abston at his brother’s home after the kidnapping. Each the witness and his brother mentioned Abston was behaving oddly as he cleaned the inside of his SUV and washed his garments within the sink.
In line with the affidavit, Abston declined to share Fletcher’s location.
Images launched by police present Fletcher operating within the neighborhood close to the College of Memphis. She was final seen sporting a pink jogging prime and purple operating shorts, police mentioned in an alert.
Fletcher is White, 5 ft 6 inches tall, with brown hair and inexperienced eyes, police mentioned. She weighs 137 kilos.
The household of the mom of two is providing a $50,000 reward by means of CrimeStoppers for info resulting in an arrest within the case, WHBQ reported.
“We stay up for Eliza’s protected return and hope that this award will assist police seize those that dedicated this crime,” her household mentioned in a press release shared by Chapman.