NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputies have located the 15-year-old boy that was reported missing Monday.
Melissa Russell, the coordinator for the Deep East Texas Regional Amber Plan, said the Amber Alert for Tanner Blake Jordan, of Nacogdoches, has been canceled. NCSO deputies found Jordan and the woman he was with near a 2005 Dodge Ram dually pickup that had gotten stuck in the mud on a county road near the Rusk county line.
According to a press release, the Nacogdoches County sheriff's Office received a tip that Katie Miller, the 34-year-old Nacogdoches woman Jordan was found with, could possibly be at a deer ;ease in a remote part of Rusk County near County Road 3223. NCSO deputies, Rusk County Sheriff's Office deputies, and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers searched the location Tuesday and found evidence that Miller and Jordan had been there.
"While investigators were still in the area searching for Miller, Nacogdoches County Dispatch received a call from a citizen that they had spotted a white dually that was stuck on a trail just off County Road 950 inside Nacogdoches County, near the Rusk County line," the press release stated. "Deputies arrived at the scene near Beech Creek on CR 950 and located the dually stuck in a mud hole down a wooded trail. Both Jordan and Miller were found at the scene. Miller was taken into custody."
Miller was charged with state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor harboring a runaway charge. When deputies searched the truck, they found less than one gram of meth, along with other plastic baggies and needles that contained methamphetamine residue, the press release stated.
Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said his investigators will be interviewing both Miller and Jordan. He said additional charges could be pending against Miller.
Jordan will be released into his family's custody, Bridges said. He said Child Protective Services has been notified, and the agency will be assisting with the ongoing investigation.
During a phone interview earlier Tuesday, Phoebe Heath, Jordan's mother, said the conversation with Jordan and Miller was short, but it left her very concerned for her son's safety.
Heath said they last heard from her son when he was in Mt. Enterprise Monday. She said although the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office said that Jordan is a runaway, he told his family members that he was leaving on a fishing trip.
Jordan was last heard from by telephone at about 9 a.m. Monday morning. He indicated that he wanted to come home, but said he didn't feel that Miller would let him leave, a press release stated.