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Officials say accused kidnapper scheduled to be extradited Monday

Kenneth Shane Fountain. Image source: George County Sheriff's Department. Kenneth Shane Fountain. Image source: George County Sheriff's Department.
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from George County is in the custody of authorities Saturday in Alabama. He is scheduled to be extradited back to Mississippi Monday, only if he signs a waiver of extradition.

According to officials, if he refuses to sign it, the city will have to get a governor's warrant which could take up to eight weeks to get back into Mississippi.

After numerous tips the search ended Friday night for the girl the George County Sheriff's Office says was kidnapped early Wednesday morning.

According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 14-year-old Lily Johnson and 19-year-old Kenneth Shane Fountain were both found Friday night at a home in Mobile, AL.

Howell says US Marshals contacted the people Fountain and Johnson were staying with and they told them how to find the two.

US Marshals along with Mobile police arrested Fountain around 9:30 p.m., according to Shonna Pierce with the George County Sheriff's Office.

Captain Ben Brown, "The multiple agency cooperation along with tips from the public are what brought this young lady home. More than 100 tips came in and every one of them was valuable."

Pierce says both Johnson and Fountain are physically okay. Johnson will be reunited with her guardians, who are also her grandparents in George County, according to officials. Fountain is in the custody of US Marshals in Alabama and will be extradited back to George County.

Fountain has been formally charged with kidnapping and other charges could be pending, according to Howell.

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