A 22-year-old Texas woman and 27-year-old man were arrested Saturday after they allegedly abducted two girls last month.
Delegates from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office were Teresa Swan Fletcher and Aaron Devonte Wallace detained and beaten them for two counts, one each for kidnapping, one for a third-degree felony, arrest file Reviewed by Law & Crime show.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Judicial District Court No. 114 and obtained by Shreveport, La., CBS affiliate KSLA, one of the victim’s mothers on February 17 called 911 and informed her that her daughter was missing. The woman allegedly told a Smith County Sheriff’s Office detective she hadn’t seen her young daughter since she and a friend left their home on 420th Street on Sunday. , February 13 and boarded a red four-door car believed to be owned by Aaron Wallace.
According to reports, the mother described Wallace as a “friend” of one of the teenage girls. The victim’s mother told investigators she believed her daughter may have been trafficked by Wallace.
SCSO investigators soon learned that the victim’s young friend had also not been seen since the morning of February 13, according to the affidavit. The victims are said to have continued to communicate with their friends and parents through the Facebook Messenger app for nearly two days, but both are said to have stopped all communication at around 11:45 a.m. local time on the 15th. February.
After her daughter stopped replying to texts, the victim’s mother contacted the girl’s boyfriend. The boy told her that the victim had sent him a number of disturbing messages asking for his help, one of which was particularly alarming.
“If anything happens, please don’t [sic] I love you,” the victim wrote, according to the affidavit.
The boyfriend told SCSO delegates that the victim had also sent him the GPS location on her cell phone, and said she needed help getting out of the house located on Lindsey Lane. He reported arriving at the location in Tyler County and called the Tyler Police Department (TPD).
He showed police messages from the victim, including a video message in which an adult woman appeared with the victim. The adult woman is said to have told her boyfriend that “his girlfriend is now hers,” as the KSLA report puts it.
TPD officers are said to have arrived at the home and was allowed in after being approved by the homeowner through the Ring doorbell. No one was in the home, but a TPD officer found a photo of the adult woman appearing in the video sent to her boyfriend. The woman is believed to be Fletcher.
The victims are said to have returned home on February 22 and spoke to SCSO detectives. According to the affidavit, the victim said she and her friend were at Fletcher’s Lindsey Lane with Wallace when she sensed something was wrong and started texting her boyfriend for help.
Wallace intentionally discovered the victim’s boyfriend, expressed displeasure and dragged her out of the house.
“See it down there?” he is said to have said while pointing down the street. “Why is your ex down there? Did you send him the address? ”
Wallace then allegedly declared, “Well, we have to go,” and “dragged” the victim and her friend out the side door of the house. Fletcher and Wallace allegedly forced the young victims into another vehicle against their will. The vehicle is believed to have been driven by a third adult who was not named in the affidavit.
The unidentified adult allegedly drove Fletcher, Wallace, and the two victims to Shreveport, Louisiana, where the three adults were accused of sexually trafficking two minors.
“The victim explained that Fletcher used three cell phones and a silver laptop and that each cell phone was used for a different purpose,” KSLA reported. “Two of the phones were allegedly used for sex trafficking and prostitution.”
Authorities are said to have spoken to the young victim privately and said the two girls’ stories coincide.
Fletcher and Wallace are currently being held in the Smith County Jail. Their bonds are all set at $500,000. Wallace has been arrested several times over the past decade on a variety of charges, Smith County records show.
The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to messages from Law & Crime seeking additional information about the incident and asking if the unidentified adult driver had been arrested.
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