Tad Cummins is expected to be arraigned in federal court in Sacramento.
The latest on the missing Tennessee high school student who was found with her former teacher in Siskiyou County.
The Tennessee high school teacher was found Thursday in Siskiyou County with his 15-year-old student
Elizabeth Thomas missing for over a month.
Police said the teacher kidnapped the girl from Columbia, Tennessee, on March 13.
Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said Cummins took Thomas to a remote commune at Black Bear Ranch, but “didn't get along" with the residents and wound up leaving.
He was arrested Thursday after a tip led police to them at a remote cabin in Cecilville. The man that called in the tip spoke about it.
“I was like ‘that's the guy,’ so we ended up calling the police. I'm glad I got to help. I’m glad he came here and I helped."
Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey held a press conference Friday morning. He spoke about Elizabeth Thomas' emotional state when deputies arrived to make the arrest.More