[ooyala code=”g3MDljNjru-4-uOzUX1uwOlVJdPQvdFK”]POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KTVI) – There are disturbing details surfacing about a registered sex offender charged with the abduction of Abigail Berthoff, 5. Abigail was last seen by her mother Tuesday night when she put the youngster to bed. When her mother checked on her this morning Abigail was gone.
Authorities say a woman told them she went to Jerry Shelton’s home early Wednesday and saw Abigail. Shelton threatened to kill the woman and the little girl. He bound the woman with duct tape and made the child expose herself. The woman escaped and Shelton took off with Abigail.
Authorities had issued an Amber Alert before Abigail and began the search for Shelton, but the suspect surrendered around 2 p.m. Wednesday. She had been missing for seven hours. Police say Abigail was doing well and was asking for soda and chicken nuggets.
Police Chief Danny Whitely remarked, “Praise the Lord that…
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