LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A 16-year-old Kansas girl was found Thursday night, more than 60 miles away from her home and several hours after she became the focus of an AMBER Alert.
A tipster called police in Hiawatha when she spotted Jenna Marie Hord, of Atchison, and Logan Burris, described as Jenna’s on-again, off-again boyfriend.
Jenna and Logan were both seen leaving the Hiawatha Police Department in a Leavenworth police car. Jenna was expected to head home and be reunited with family.
Logan was to be taken to Leavenworth for police questioning, authorities said. It remained unclear Friday morning whether any charged would be filed in the case.
According to Leavenworth Police, it all started around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday when two males got into a fight at a convenience store at 2004 Spruce Street.
Witnesses told police that one of the males was Logan, and that he grabbed Jenna and shoved her into the passenger side of her car. He then got in the car and drove away.
Maj. Dan Nicodemus with the Leavenworth Police told 41 Action News that witnesses said that Logan mentioned getting a gun after the fight, and that they had seen him with a handgun earlier in the day.
According to Steve Crossland, Leavenworth County First Judicial District Court administrator, Logan has a July 18 court date on a felony charge of aggravated battery. No other information on the charge was available.
During the search for Jenna, Nicodemus said that several people said they had talked or texted with her and said that she was okay - but officers were not able to verify that.
In a live interview Thursday night on 41 Action News, Brian Hord said he was waiting by the phone hoping to hear from his daughter.
"I'm going nuts not knowing anything," he said. "I just need to hear from her."
A Facebook group called Find Jenna Hord was created Thursday afternoon. You can find it at http://on.fb.me/OaR1Ds
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