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MHP issues Amber Alert for Katelyn Beard

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Suspect: Dewayne Thompson and Victim: Katelyn Beard (Source Jackson Police) Suspect: Dewayne Thompson and Victim: Katelyn Beard (Source Jackson Police)
JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted this morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. She is described as a white female, with long brown hair, brown eyes, 5' 4" tall and weighing 140 pounds.

She was last seen accompanied by Dewayne Thompson. Thompson is described as a black male, black hair, brown eyes, 5' 9" tall and weighing 135 pounds.

They were last seen traveling in a gray 2009 Nissan Altima with Greene County license plate GRF-293, heading east on Lynda Street in Jackson.

Thompson is wanted for the charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and auto theft. 

Authorities said Thompson should be considered armed and dangerous. 

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Katelyn Beard, Dewayne Thompson or the vehicle call the Mississippi Highway Patrol at 1-855-642-5378, that's 1-855-642-5378.