POSTED: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 11:09am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:40pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) — Sheriff Maxey Cerliano and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office have located Justin Allen who went missing October 12 .
Allen was located in Longview, Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. Allen reported that he had been kidnapped, assaulted and held at a location in the Spring Hill area of Longview.
Longview Police are now actively working that case. Allen was treated and released at Good Shepherd Medical Center for injuries to his face and upper body. Allen’s red Camaro has been stolen and is still missing.
Hether Lyles has been accounted for, but is not cooperating with law enforcement due to outstanding warrants for her arrest.
Allen’s release was due in part to the media coverage of this case, as his story became “too hot” for his captor(s) to hold him longer.