JONESBORO, Ark. – A family was fortunate to be reunited with their missing 16-year-old Valley View student who was seen getting to a car Monday morning.
Here’s the news release from Cpl. David McDaniel:
Detectives with the Jonesboro Police Department received information that the vehicle seen in the video footage belonged to 24 year old Keegan Bryce Tatsch of Poplar Bluff, MO. Investigators were able to determine that Tatsch was employed in Pocahontas, AR and contact with Tatsch was made at his place of employment.
Tatsch told Officers that he had been in contact with Sloane through a chat-based app and he drove to Jonesboro to pick her up. From there Sloane was taken to his home in Missouri and he then went to work.
A request was made of Butler County Sheriff’s Deputies to attempt to contact Sloane at Tatsch’s residence in Poplar Bluff, MO. Deputies were able to locate Sloane at the home and she was given safely back to the custody of her parents.
Tatsch was placed under arrest and charged with Interference with Custody which is a Class C Felony. Detectives are hopeful to have Tatsch in court soon for a Probable Cause Hearing.
Here is the JPD Press Release from when the girl went missing:
On Monday, October 8, 2018 Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department were notified that 16 year old Sloane Caroline Quinn had ran away from school property.
Sloane was recorded to the school’s camera system leaving school ground just before 8:00 am. She was seen getting in a 2004 to 2008 black Pontiac Grand Prix.
The passenger car had damage to the passenger side door and the rear view mirror is missing.
The vehicle did have what investigators believe is an Arkansas State University Red Wolves license plate on the front and the state Issued license plate on the rear of the vehicle is issued in Arkansas, however the license plate can not be made out in the video.
Sloane has not been seen or heard from since getting in the passenger car. It is unknown at this time who the driver of that vehicle is, or if there were any other occupants in the vehicle.
Jonesboro Police Department Detectives are requesting help in locating Sloane and ask that if anyone has any information on her whereabouts or knows the identity of the person that drives the described vehicle to please contact them at 870-935-5657. You can also call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP(7867) if you wish to provide information but want to remain anonymous.