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.