Warrant Charges Man With Kidnapping 14-Year-Old Girl in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police say a 14-year-old girl initially believed to be a runaway, is safe after being taken to North Dakota by a male suspect.

Beatrice Police say the girl was reported missing on Monday, but law officers later determined she had been enticed to leave by a 24-year-old man, identified as Nichollas Johnson.

Authorities believed the girl had been taken to North Dakota, and with the assistance of Cass County, North Dakota officers, Fargo Police and the FBI, the girl was located in a hotel, in Fargo.

Johnson was arrested by Cass County authorities in North Dakota on suspicion of crimes committed there.   Beatrice Police say an arrest warrant has been issued in Gage County for Johnson, on a charge of kidnapping.  Police say the girl has been reunited with her family.

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