ACCORDING TO...DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The stepdad who went missing with his 16-year-old stepdaughter nearly a month ago has been arrested.
Leon Lamar Tripp, 38, is in jail on a felony aggravated stalking charge. He was booked into the DeKalb County jail on Tuesday.
We are still unsure of the whereabouts of Latania Janell Carwell. She was last seen with Tripp on Monday, April 17 around 1:30 a.m. on the 3100 block of Tate Road. It is unknown what clothing Carwell had on at the time that they left the residence.
Leon Tripp told his wife he was with Latonia and that they were going to help his friend "Maurice" with a broken down vehicle. That was the last time Tanya Tripp heard from her husband and her daughter.
Leon Tripp was seen on April 21 at the Stop N' Shop Grocery located at 785 Lee Street SW Atlanta, Ga., but Latania was not with him then either.
If you have any information on Carwell, please contact Investigator Daniel Madden or Sgt. Tim Owen at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.