Biloxi man accused of kidnapping a teen

Photo Source: Biloxi Police Department
Photo Source: Biloxi Police Department

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi police said they arrested a 51-year-old for allegedly kidnapping a teenager who lives near Popp's Ferry Road.

A news release from the Biloxi Police Department says Eddie Ray Allen was taken into custody Sunday night and charged with kidnapping.

According to investigators, Allen reportedly took the 15-year-old against her will and without the permission or knowledge of her family to another location in Biloxi.

Police say they found the teen, and returned to her family unharmed.  The news release doesn't say how police got tipped to the alleged kidnapping, or where they found the girl.

After finding the girl, Biloxi officers canvassed the area for Allen and his truck.  Investigators found the suspect as he returned to his residence.

Bond for Allen was set bond at $50,000. 

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