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Amber Alert for Katelyn Beard Allegedly Shot and Kidnapped by Dewayne Thompson


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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson.

Katelyn Beard, 17, was taken from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson between 6am and 7am Sunday morning. She’s described as a white female with long brown hair, brown eyes, 5’4″ tall, and weighing 140 pounds.

Police said Beard is seriously injured and is in need of medical attention.

She was last seen with Dewayne Thompson, 19, who is described as a black male with black hair, brown eyes, 5’9″ tall and weighing 135 pounds.

Jackson Police believe Thompson shot Beard, fled the scene and has Beard with him. Evidence inside the home led them to that conclusion.

Update: Jackson police say they have found a car that authorities believe was used in the possible kidnapping of 17-year-old girl.

Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers continue searching the area where the 2009 Nissan Altima was found Monday morning in west Jackson, near Hawkins Field airport. The car has a Greene County license plate. The car was found less than a mile from where Beard was reported taken.

Thompson is wanted for the charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and auto theft. Authorities said Thompson should be considered armed and dangerous.

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