UPDATE: Suspect in custody after alleged kidnapping; victim now safe and recovering



Detectives with the Beckley Police Department announced at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, that Lawrence Asbury, III has been captured.  

He is suspected of kidnapping Jaddah Rodgers on Wedneday night.

Police said they have found Jaddah Rodgers alive, after being abducted from the Walgreens in Beckley, W.Va. on Wednesday night.  
Rodgers and Lawrence Asbury, III, the man accused of abducting her, were located in the town of Raleigh, W.Va. Raleigh is next to Glen Morgan, where the vehicle they were in was found earlier on Thursday. 
Investigators said Asbury, III let her go and then ran off into nearby woods. He remains on-the-run and at-large. 
Officers from the Beckley Police Department, West Virginia State Troopers and Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputies are all participating in the search for Asbury, III, with the assistance of K9 units. 
Rodgers was taken to the local police station. Officials said she was bruised, but otherwise unharmed.
Asbury, III faces a charge of kidnapping, but more charges could be filed in this case.

Police have located the vehicle that a missing girl and her alleged kidnapper were believed to be traveling in, from an ongoing abduction case in Beckley, W.Va.

They found the 1995 red, two-door Chevrolet TrailBlazer around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday. However, the location of where officers found it has not been released.

An Amber Alert was issued for Jaddah Rodgers, 16, on Wednesday night. She’s described as black, 5’4″ and 115 pounds. She has black, braided hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans at the Walgreens on Robert Byrd Drive in Beckley.

She’s believed to be in extreme danger, with her suspected abductor, Lawrence Asbury, III, still on the loose. The suspect is 20 years old, and is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Sgt. Webb of the Beckley Police Department at 304-256-1720.

West Virginia State Police is also involved in the investigation.

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