The 50-year-old Tennessee ex-forensics teacher Tad Cummins who was accused of kidnapping his student Elizabeth Thomas made an appearance in federal court today.
Tad Cummins was captured in a remote cabin in northern California last week after a 5-week nationwide search.
They found Cummins with his 15-year-old former student who was safe. She has since returned to Tennessee where she will be reintegrated into her life and family.
Tad Cummins Court hearing is being held today, and Federal prosecutors argue Tad Cummins is a flight risk and “danger to the community” and should, therefore, remain detained pending trial.
The government’s arguments are outlined in documents filed Monday hours before the 50-year-old appears in a California court for a detention hearing. See these documents here.
Also, see the chilling details in Tad Cummins Affidavit here.
According to Documents, Tad had plans to take Elizabeth to Mexico as Federal authorities warned.
"The defendant had plans to attempt to escape across the United States border to Mexico. He then planned to seek passage to countries further south of Mexico," states a document filed Monday in a California federal court.
"In furtherance of this plan, the defendant procured a small watercraft and conducted a test run to cross into Mexico across the water from San Diego. The defendant also considered the feasibility of a land crossing into Mexico."
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