Missing Ore. Teen, Coach Found in Tennessee

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  1. 5stringJeff

    5stringJeff Senior Member

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    This has been all over the news up here in the PNW, since the man and girl were from Oregon.


    Missing Ore. Teen, Coach Found in Tenn.
    By ELIZABETH A. DAVIS, Associated Press Writer

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A 39-year-old softball coach and a teenage player from Oregon who ran off together nine months ago were found in Tennessee this week after a minor traffic accident.

    Andrew James Garver was in jail Thursday awaiting a court hearing, a day after he surrendered to police. Authorities will seek to send him back to Oregon to face charges of custodial interference and car theft, said FBI (news - web sites) spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele in Portland, Ore.

    Michelle "Mimi" Smith, 16, was being held in Juvenile Court custody, and authorities were working on returning her to her mother in Oregon. Oregon police have said Smith went with Garver willingly.


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