Desperate search for 16-year-old girl abducted at gunpoint by 21-year-old boyfriend

Amber Alert, Jenea Patterson, btbState police in Pennsylvania have issued an Amber Alert for a 16-year-old who they say was abducted from her home at gunpoint by an ex-boyfriend with a history of violence.

A statewide search was launched Thursday night for Jenea Patterson and her alleged kidnapper, 21-year-old Walter Lewis, who were last seen walking away from the teen’s home in Wilkes-Barre just after 11pm.

According to a police report, Jenea’s mother said that when Patterson came home last night, Lewis was waiting for her outside the family’s home on Eastview Drive.

Investigators say the 21-year-old man approached the car brandishing a gun and ordered everyone out.

When a friend tried to intervene, Lewis allegedly pistol-whipped him, breaking his nose, and dragged the 16-year-old out of the vehicle by force.

Lewis then fired the one round to prevent anyone from following him as he led Patterson away on foot.

Police believe the pair got into a red car and drove off.

According to the report, Jenea’s mother has recently filed a protection from abuse order on her behalf against Lewis. A sergeant with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department confirmed for Daily Mail Friday that the two had been in a relationship.

There is an active warrant out for Lewis’ arrest on a assault and weapons charges, and the 21-year-old is now facing additional counts of kidnapping, assault and terroristic threats.

The Times-Leader reported that at the time of the abduction, Lewis was free on bail on charges linked to an October 2014 assault against Jenea Patterson.

Police were called to the area of Oliver Street in Wilkes-Barre October 13 after receiving a report about a man chasing a girl through an alley.

While running away from police, Lewis reportedly dropped a knife. He was eventually captured and arrested on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment, illegal possession of a weapon and escape.

A warrant was issued for Lewis’ arrest when he failed to show up in court in April.

Patterson is described as 5-foot 4, weighing 120lbs with a light complexion. She was last seen wearing pants with skulls and a multi-colored shirt.

Lewis is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 130lbs. He was last seen wearing a grey and black hooded shirt. Police say the 21-year-old has no fixed address.

Anyone with information on Lewis and Patterson’s whereabouts is being asked to call 911. People are urged not to attempt to approach Lewis, who is considered to be still armed and dangerous.

Source: The DailyMail

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