COLUMBIA, TN – More information has come to the surface on the Amber Alert for 15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas. On Wednesday, March 15 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper confirmed that Tad Cummins, 50, had a warrant for sexual contact with a minor. Cummins is believed to be traveling with Elizabeth Thomas, 15.
Thomas was a student at a school where Cummins taught in Columbia, TN, authorities said. The alleged sexual interaction Cummins is wanted for took place at the school. Cummins was suspended after the alleged incident and was fired Tuesday,according to authorities
TBI said the last known location of Thomas was just after 3 p.m. in Decatur, Ala. Authorities said neither Thomas or Cummins had any other connection to the area.
Police official say they are still investigating leads and tips but have not been able to locate the pair. The AMBER Alert for Thomas was issued Tuesday evening.
Thomas is 5’5″ and 120 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing
black leggings and a flannel shirt.
Cummins is 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be armed with two handguns. The two may be traveling in a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag 976-ZPT.
Anyone with information about the two is asked to contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND or, if you see them, call 911.