The woman who called police to report she had seen a fugitive kidnapping suspect and a missing 14-year-old girl was the suspect’s own mother.
Oxygen reports that the woman who called police last Monday to report that Bruce Lynch and Isabel Hicks had knocked on her door is Lynch’s mother, Lisa Harper.
In an interview with WTVR, Harper said she gave her son an ultimatum when he came to her home with the missing teen.
“I told them they can’t be here – they’re wanted,” Harper said. “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. My eyes got real wide and I told him he has an ultimatum. Either turn himself in or I’m calling the police.”
“It can be worked out. Get somebody to take you to the Louisa Police Department. Please!'” Harper said she told her son.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the pair ran off into the woods after Harper told them they were wanted, and she immediately called the police, launching an elevated search of the area in Montpelier, Virginia. On Wednesday night, after another witness spotted a car described in an AMBER Alert issued late last month, authorities were able to apprehend the pair after a short pursuit.
Isabel is now back home with her family, and Lynch has been charged with felony abduction of a minor. CBS 19 News reports that he was denied bail, and will remain in custody until his next court appearance on November 22.
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