CHILDRESS COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — A Colorado man is behind bars after a Texas DPS trooper pulled him over near Childress and found a missing 14-year-old girl from Kentucky.
DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing said around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, a trooper pulled over a Kia on U.S. 287 near Childress for a traffic violation.
The trooper identified the driver of the Kia as 21-year-old Emery Wayne Trombley from Colorado and confirmed two active warrants for Trombley out of Kentucky for kidnapping and harboring a runaway child.
Buesing said the trooper was also able to confirm the passenger was a missing 14-year-old girl from Kentucky.
Trombley was taken to Childress County Jail and is charged with kidnapping and harboring a runaway child.
The girl was released to Amarillo Child Protective Services after a medical exam.