Missing Girl Found, Suspect in Amber Alert Arrested

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SOLON, Iowa – The suspect in Saturday’s Amber Alert has been arrested in Davenport.

An Amber Alert has been issued  for 10-year-old Briana Crane. Police said Crane was abducted from her home on Saturday by her stepfather, Kenneth Johns.

The Amber Alert was cancelled after the girl was located early Sunday morning. Officials said she was in good health when she was dropped off to police by a third party.

Johns, 48, was taken into custody without incident at about 9:30 a.m. at a home in Davenport.

A man believed to be Johns contacted Cedar Rapids television station KCRG-TV Saturday evening.

“I’ve done nothing wrong but love my child. I love my child. I love everything about her. She’s my daughter,” Johns told KCRG. “The whole plan is to have her returned. This was not a planned out action.”

An investigation into the case is ongoing.

14 comments

  • John Smith

    I am overjoyed that the little girl has been found! Hopefully, she is none the worse for the experience.

    In the original thread about the Amber Alert, I quoted or linked a few other news sources about this story. Too put it mildly, the news reporting has been “uneven” on this story from source to source. Hopefully, this particular report is the real deal. Even though we still don’t know what actually took place, nor when it did.
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    • MH

      why would this diminish the use,, or goodness,, of the Amber Alert? The situation, according to the media,, was exactly why the Amber Alert was created. You may be surprised at how many abductions involve a family member, or friend of the family.

      • John Smith

        I take it you meant this reply for a different post to mine. Since I said nothing of the sort.

        Having said that, though, there certainly seem to be some questions arising about how this Amber Alert has been handled. For more on that, I suggest you read the first thread on this story.

  • Hugo S LaVia

    Too bad if this diminishes something supposed to be beneficial for children. Don’t use Amber Alert to cry wolf just because no one in your family communicates.

    • MH

      why would this diminish the use,, or goodness,, of the Amber Alert? The situation, according to the media,, was exactly why the Amber Alert was created. You may be surprised at how many abductions involve a family member, or friend of the family.

  • Amy

    Why were we all told that he was “armed and dangerous?” Doesn’t seem like that is the case after reading this updated story. Whole thing sounds pretty weird to me.

  • dedekeene

    OH THANK GOD!
    9 outa 10 this man probably did this abduction on a spur of the moment in anger trying to scare or hurt the childs mother.Well…guess he will think twice now.Cause i have a feeling hes going down to prison for a while or at he least jail time.SADLY this happens more often the general public is aware of..
    PLEASE visit NCMEC http://www.missingkids.com and read success stories in recovery of children.PARENTAL Abduction does more damage to a childs mind then one co;ld ever know.

  • tttt

    It is so easy for the public to pass judgment on someone without all the facts. The news should keep mouths shut until all facts are released from authority. Also there are too many witch hunters out there. I am glad the child was found but no one has a clue to true story yet.

  • John Smith

    “The Amber Alert was cancelled after the girl was located early Sunday morning. Officials said she was in good health when she was dropped off to police by a third party.”

    So, when you say “located”, you mean what? They found her in their lobby? Was she dropped off at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, or some other police department? What is the relationship between the others in this story and the “third party” who dropped the girl off? Didn’t the man who phoned KCRG-TV indicate that it was his intention to have the girl “returned” by someone?

    Above all, why are the various media having such difficulty in reporting this story?

    • RJ

      Lighten up a little John. The child is safe and the suspect is arrested. You will have all your little details when the system works through this.

      • John Smith

        Oh, really? There hasn’t been one consistent story reported on this incident YET. Why do you think that’s going to happen any time soon?

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