DEVELOPING STORY: Memphis Police announced early Sunday morning a break in the case of Eliza Fletcher, the 34-year-old school teacher and mother who was kidnapped while jogging.Police say they have formally charged Cleotha Abston, 38, with especially aggravated kidnapping and tampering with evidence. Abston had been picked up by police on Saturday.
Fletcher has not been located.
UPDATE: the vehicle of interest has been located and a male who was occupying the vehicle has been detained. Eliza Fletcher has not been located. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) September 3, 2022
UPDATE: The individual who was detained has been officially charged in connection with the abduction of Eliza Fletcher. At this point in the investigation, Cleotha Abston, 38, has been charged with Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and Tampering with Evidence.— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) September 4, 2022
Mario Abston, 36, was charged w/ Possession of a Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Manufacture & Sell Fentanyl, Possession of a Controlled Substance w/ Intent to Manufacture and Sell Heroin, & Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) September 4, 2022