Two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Fort Smith teen.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 14-year-old Emma Sears was last seen by her parents on July 4 in Winslow.
Deborah Dunmire, 39, and her boyfriend Brian Reichard, 38, both from Granby, Missiouri, were arrested Monday for giving investigators false statements about when they last saw Sears.
According to Court Documents, On July 4, Sears was at a home in Winslow with her 19-year-old boyfriend Wayne Dunmire, Deborah Dunmire, who is Wayne's mother, and Brian Reichard. Sears' parents were also present.
The arrest report states that the Dunmires asked Sears' mother, Angela Smither, if they could take her to Missouri with them.
Smither advised that she did not want Sears traveling across state lines with the Dunmires.
Witnesses reported seeing Sears leave the area in a blue passenger car with the Dunmires and Reichard.
Smither told investigators she called Sears' cell phone later that evening asking her to return to Fort Smith.
Sears told Smither that the group was in Little Rock and would return within a few hours.
A week later, FBI and Washington County investigators interviewed Deborah Dunmire and Brian Reichard at their home in Missouri in reference to Emma Sears' whereabouts.
They both stated they last saw Sears on July 4 when they dropped her off at a creek in West Fork.
They said they then drove back to Missouri with Wayne Dunmire and dropped him off at a Walmart in Cassville, MIssouri, before returning home to Granby, Missouri, themselves.
Washington County Deputies subpoenaed Sears' cell phone records which placed her phone in Granby, Missouri, when she spoke to her mother on July 4.
Information from Brian Reichard's cell phone records also placed him in Granby, Missouri, around the time of the call.
The phone records contradicted Dunmire and Reichard's statements that they left Sears in West Fork.
Based on the cell phone records, Deborah Dunmire and Brian Reichard were arrested and each charged with a count of Interfering with the custody of a minor for unlawfully keeping Sears away from her mother.
A warrant was also issued for Wayne Dunmire, but he has not been arrested.
Deborah Dunmire and Brian Reichard have been released on bond.
Sears is still considered missing. She was last seen on July 4.
She has dyed strawberry blonde or orange hair with blue
highlights. She weighs about 100 pounds, is 5'3" and has blue eyes. She
has a heart tattoo on one hip and her ears are pierced.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (479) 444-5703.
DOB: Jun 16, 1998
Missing: Jul 4, 2012
Height: 5'3" (160cm)
Age Now: 14
Weight: 100lbs (45kg)