Virginia State Police activated a ravage alarm on Thursday for a Stafford County teenager forcibly picked up from a grocery store Wednesday night. Selena Jah’nyrah Fernandez is believed to be in extreme danger.
Virginia State Police activated a rave alarm on Thursday for a Stafford County teenager forcibly taken from a grocery store Wednesday night.
Selena Jah’nyrah Fernandez is believed to be in extreme danger.
Her abductor, a man whom police describe as an acquaintance of hers, threatened to “shoot up” the business where the abduction took place, the alarm said.
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– StaffordCoSheriff (@staffcosheriff) September 17, 2020
She was last seen Wednesday night around 6 p.m. 22 at Jefferson Davis Highway in 2142. The location is a small square with a Valero courthouse and a grocery store.
The Amber Alert describes Jah’nyrah Fernandez of Spotsylvania as 17, Hispanic, with black hair, brown eyes, about 5 feet 1, weighing 160 pounds. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says she is black and 5 feet 3.
She was last seen in a white T-shirt and black pants. According to authorities, her hair may be in braids.
Rodney Richards, also from Spotsylvania, 19, black, with black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 10, weighing 230 pounds, was named as the suspected abductor. He was last seen in a black sweatshirt with a hood, dark jeans and white sports shoes.
According to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, a witness saw Jah’nyrah Fernandez enter a store that was visibly confused. She asked to use the phone and the clerk provided her with one. While trying to call a relative, Richards entered the store, picked up the phone and forced Jah’nyrah Fernandez out of the store and into a vehicle.
“They were last seen leaving the grocery store south on Jefferson Davis Highway in a white older four-door model, possibly a Honda Accord,” the press release said.
Police have warrants for Richards for kidnapping, assault and battery, contributing to a minor’s crime and driving suspended.
Amber Alert said Richards was reportedly stopped in Stafford County last month and had gun ammunition.
Contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400 or visit vaamberalert.com for more information. Contact Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.
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