Dallasdeputies have arrested two males after receiving a photograph of a lacking girl in a cage. 

Cassidy Rainwater, 33, went lacking in late July. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office charged James Phelps, 58, and Timothy Norton, 56, together with her kidnapping after the FBI workplace in Kansas City anonymously obtained a photograph of {a partially} nude Rainwater in a cage. 

Timothy Norton 56 years old from Lebanon, Mo was arrested on 09/21/2021 and charged with 1st degree kidnapping in connection with the missing person case of Cassidy Rainwater. the investigation lead to the arrest of  James Phelps, a 58 year old white male.

Timothy Norton 56 years outdated from Lebanon, Mo was arrested on 09/21/2021 and charged with 1st diploma kidnapping in reference to the lacking individual case of Cassidy Rainwater. the investigation result in the arrest of  James Phelps, a 58 12 months outdated white male.
(Dallas County Missouri Sherriff’s Office)

“Due to the extreme nature of the crime and the continuation of the investigation, additional details cannot be released at this time,” the sheriff’s workplace stated in a put up asserting Phelps’ arrest.

Investigators had questioned Phelps after a lacking individual’s report was filed in August, as they decided he was the final identified individual to have contact together with her. Phelps acknowledged that Rainwater had been staying with him whereas she acquired again on her toes, however that he hadn’t seen her since she left his property a month prior, FOX 4 KC reported. 

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An examination of the loft space Rainwater had stayed in discovered it “stripped” and devoid of any private belongings. 

The case remained at a standstill till the FBI obtained the nameless picture. Norton got here ahead a number of days later, admitting that he helped Phelps “restrain” Rainwater and confirming that she was held in a cage. 

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Investigators returned to Phelps’ house with a search warrant for his telephone, on which they found seven photographs of Rainwater locked in a cage in his house whereas partially nude, The Kansas City Star reported. 

Deputies took Phelps and Norton into custody on Sept. 16. The pair have been charged with kidnapping, together with fees of facilitating a felony, inflicting harm and terrorizing. 

The pair stay in jail whereas awaiting a second courtroom look scheduled for Oct. 5.