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Bond set for man accused in runaway teen's kidnapping

Bond set for man accused in runaway teen's kidnapping
1 year 3 months 6 days ago Tuesday, February 21 2023 Feb 21, 2023 February 21, 2023 11:22 AM February 21, 2023 in News - Local

A 19-year-old man is behind bars after he was charged in connection with the kidnapping of a runaway teen girl, according to the McAllen Police department.

Clayton Phillips was detained over the weekend in Matamoros, according to McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez.

The 14-year-old female runaway was reported as a voluntary absence and was considered an endangered runaway due to her age, according to a news release.

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Phillips and the girl knew each other for some time and were on the run for about a week. Rodriguez said the girl is safe and back with her family.

Phillips is facing other charges including trafficking, sexual assault and enticing a child. He is being held on a bond of more than $3.5 million.

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