Tompkinsville, KY police are looking for 14-year-old Justin Dale Carter and his former teacher, Angela Comer. Justin Dale Carter was last seen on Friday night at 10:30pm by his grandmother.
York says: “We went to bed around 10:30 Friday night. And I let him sleep in on Saturdays. And I couldn’t find my purse when I got up, so I went to ask him if he had seen it and that’s when I discovered he had stuffed the bed with pillows.”
Police say Carter and Comer took around seven hundred dollars and credit cards from York’s purse, and they say he was not forced to go with her.
Chief Ford says: “He went willingly. We have seized the computer there was some chat. There was evidence there was a relationship between the two of them.”
Kentucky State Police say Carter’s willingness to go with Comer one reason an Amber Alert was not filed. Tompkinsville Police say Comer purchased a gun in December and York thinks her grandson may have been taken against his will.
It amazes me as to the rules and regulations and comments that come from police when dealing with these types of cases. Amber Alerts not issued because the 14 year old was not taken against his will. Yet he is a minor. How would this be treated if we were dealing with a 14 year old girl? Then the police make the following comment and the subsequent response by Justin’s grandmother.
Chief Ford says there is reason to suspect that Comer is a threat.
Ford says: “Anyone committing a crime and carrying a firearm I would consider dangerous.”
York says she hasn’t been able to rest since her grandson disappeared and she wanted to give him and Comer a message.
York says: “I would say to him come home and let’s get your life straightened out. And to her, good luck in prison.”
Comer resigned from Monroe County Middle School in November of 2005. She was last seen traveling in a red 2001 Camaro.
If you have information on their whereabouts, contact Tompkinsville Police at (270)487-8814 or Kentucky State Police at (270) 384-4796.
Betty Carter York is the grandmother of the missing 14-year-old boy, thought to be with his former teacher. She says: “I had recently learned she was in my house every night. I did not know she was slipping in.”
Tompkinsville Police Chief, Dale Ford says: “Our investigation has led us to believe that there was an affair going on between those two. Starting sometime last year.”
UPDATE: January 11, 2006 BREAKING: Angela Comer, 26, was arrested by Mexican authorities