Missing Utah teen found during traffic stop near Chappell
A missing Utah teen was found when authorities arrested a man after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Deuel County.
CHAPPELL, Neb. -- A missing Utah teen was found when authorities arrested a man after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Deuel County.
The Nebraska State Patrol said they saw 29-year-old Vicson Duarte Lendos of Bountiful, Utah driving on the shoulder of I-80 near Chappell around 3:05 p.m. Sunday.
Troopers pulled over Lendos, and during the stop it was reported that the trooper found out that one of the passengers, a 16-year-old female, had been reported missing from Bountiful, Utah.
Lendos was arrested for child abuse - no injury, and was lodged in Cheyenne County Jail.
This is an ongoing investigation with cooperation from the Bountiful Police Department.
NSP said the teen was placed into protective custody.