Posted: Sep 19, 2012 11:35 AM by David Sherman - MTN News
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 11:35 AM
Alexis Newman, 14, was abducted from Hazlehurst, Georgia, on June 25, 2012, and her mother believes that Alexis may have been seen in or near Great Falls recently.
Alexis was reportedly taken by her stepfather, Michael David Dempsey, 35.
The girl's mother, Teresa, tells us that she has been contacted via Facebook by a woman who lives in Great Falls, who told her that she had seen Alexis and Dempsey on the side of the road holding a sign that said "Traveling, Need Help."
Teresa said that ordinarily it would have sounded far-fetched, but Dempsey had expressed several times a desire to go to Montana.
Jacksonville.com reports that after investigating the disappearance of Alexis, the Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office charged Dempsey with a misdemeanor and began looking for him and his stepdaughter. At the time, the Dempseys had been separated since January, and Teresa Dempsey was in the process of moving to Jacksonville.
Alexis is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Dempsey is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 225 pounds, and has tattoos including "Teresa" tattooed on his neck. He also has a pierced lip and eyebrow.
Anyone who sees them is asked to call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (912) 389-4103, the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office at (912) 375-6600, or local law enforcement.
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children has the case listed as "non-family abduction" and states:
Alexis was allegedly abducted by Michael Dempsey on June 25, 2012. A warrant for Custodial Interference was issued for Michael on June 26, 2012. They may be traveling on a 2002 blue Suzuki Intruder motorcycle with Georgia plates YC2GUA. Both Alexis and Michael may have dyed their hair. Alexis has a small mole on one cheek. Michael's lip and eyebrow are pierced. He has "Teresa" tattooed on his neck as well as multiple other tattoos on his chest, shoulders, and arms. Alexis may use the alias name Lexi Dempsey.