Teen at center of Alabama Amber Alert found, alleged abductor captured

Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 6:29 AM CDT
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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 16-year-old believed to be in “extreme danger.”

Jada Yvonne Varner was found overnight Sunday with her alleged abductor, 21-year-old Ezekiel Vang, according to the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office.

The Geneva County Sheriff’s Office says Varner and Vang were found in Greenville, Florida. After a short car chase, the car wrecked and Varner did suffer some non-life-threatening injuries.

Vang, who was able to run away from the crash, has been captured in Florida. It is unclear, according to the sheriff’s office, when he will be brought back to Alabama to face charges.

The sheriff’s office says Vang is wanted on multiple felony charges in several states.

Law enforcement officials say Varner is expected to be okay.

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