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Feds ask judge to hold Cummins without bond, detail his plan to leave country

Tad Cummins (Source: Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department Tad Cummins (Source: Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, TN (WMC) -

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is requesting accused kidnapper Tad Cummins be held without bond.

Cummins is accused of kidnapping 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas and evading arrest for more than a month. 

Cummins was eventually arrested in California, and Thomas was safely returned to her family.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office issued a motion to hold Cummins without bond until he can be transferred to Tennessee.

The attorney's office said Cummins cannot prove that he's not a flight risk or danger. Investigators point to the fact that he was found more than 2,000 miles away from where he kidnapped Thomas.

Investigators said they also have evidence that Cummins was planning to escape to Mexico.

"The defendant planned and executed an audacious scheme to take a juvenile victim across the United States while evading law enforcement for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual conduct and, ultimately, he wanted to take the victim south of the border to Mexico and beyond for his own purposes."

Below is a federal complaint that details facts in the investigation:

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