For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard
February 26th, 2019 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette Police Investigating Missing Runaway
On February 26, 2019 the Lafayette Police Department received information about a missing runaway that has not been seen since February 24th at 7pm. Joell Hutson was last seen at the Tippecanoe Mall. Joell is 12 years old, a black male with brown eyes, approximately 4 feet tall and 80 pounds. Joell was last seen wearing an orange shirt, black cargo pants, and red and black Nike shoes.
If anyone has any information on Joell’s whereabouts they are asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200, or through the anonymous WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME.
Sergeant Matt Gard
Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.