December 15, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Alleged Abduction Fabricated

On 12/13/10, officers were dispatched to a call involving a 15 year old male who said he was abducted near the 700 block of east Commercial. The teen alleged he was pulled into a black van and driven around Springfield where he was assaulted and later dropped off near the same location. The teen was taken to a local area hospital to be seen for his injuries. Investigators conducted their interview along with juvenile officers and found several inconsistencies in his statements.

It was determined later that the teen fabricated the story and was placed in the custody of the juvenile office where he will await charges by the juvenile office.

SPD Case Number: 10-55180
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Maj K Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd