Update: Deshawn Townes has turned himself into authorities as well as the car they were driving.
Chief Deputy Brad Stanley of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement had been in the process of taking Cassidy Ann Bottoms off the Amber Alert, but new developments were brought forward and authorities have decided to keep the Amber Alert active. She is still considered missing.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 15-year-old Forsyth County girl, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Cassidy Ann Bottoms is believed to be abducted by two men and was last seen in the 800 block of Old Hollow Road in Winston-Salem.
Bottoms is described as standing 5’1″ and weighing around 114 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black tube top, gray and blue palm tree leggings and black Converse shoes. She also has a scar on her left lower lip.
Deputies believe Deshawn Townes and Joffey Cutler took her and that the group may be riding in a silver 2010 Nissan Altima with North Carolina plate BBP-4246. Deputies confirm Bottoms and her sibling, who saw and reported Bottoms getting into the car, both know the two men.
Forsyth County Chief Deputy Brad Stanley says the unknowns of why she got in the car, whether she was threatened or on her own will, played a role in triggering the Amber Alert.
Stanley says Bottoms has a history of running away from home, and ran away as recently as last week.
Anyone with information about Bottoms’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 727-2112 or call 911.
— Alex Rose (@AlexRoseNews) May 4, 2017