The Tennessee authorities have recently updated its endangered child alert after Devin Hester, the 17-year-old teen who was reported missing in March was seen in the company of two male suspects during a botched motel robbery.
Tennessee Teen Seen After Athens Motel Robbery
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is working side by side with the Athens Sheriff’s Office in a desperate attempt to located Devin Hester and her alleged kidnappers.
According to the authorities, Hester was reported missing on the 10th of March, after she failed to show up at home.
Last Sunday’s incident, which took place at a motel, located 60 miles from Chattanooga, led the investigators to believe that Hester’s alive but her life might still be in danger.
At approximately 6:00 a.m., a black SUB pulls in front of the Athens Lodge motel. Seconds later, two males and a female disembark from the vehicle. The three suspicious individuals were on their way to the motel’s reception when they’d spotted a staff member smoking outside.
The victim told the authorities that the two male suspects came at him and asked him to open the motel’s safe. Seconds later, one of the pulls out a gun and points it towards the staff member.
The man fought the aggressor, trying to seize his gun. However, the man fired, wounding the motel employee in the leg.
Fortunately, the victim managed to get inside the motel and to lock the front door before calling the authorities. When the employee described the two aggressors, he mentioned a woman, probably a teenager, accompanying them.
He told the investigator that the woman remained by the vehicle during the motel robbery. The Tennessee Bureau Investigation was notified that the woman seen with the two robbers fits the description of missing Devin Hester.