Teens in Amber Alert Case Face Drug, Obstruction Charges
HIAWATHA, Kan. — Two metro teenagers involved in an Amber Alert last week now misdemeanor charges related to their brief disappearance.
Logan Burris, 17, faces obstruction of official duty, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. His ex-girlfriend, 16-year-old Jenna Hord, faces three counts of obstruction of official duty, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were filed in Brown County, Kansas.
Police in Leavenworth County issued an Amber Alert for Hord on July 5th after Burris allegedly forced her into a car after a fight at a Leavenworth convenience store. Police at the time believed that Burris was armed and dangerous, and that Hord was in danger.
The teens were later found driving through Hiawatha, Kansas, and were taken into custody by police after the pair led officers on a brief foot chase.
Burris is expected to face further charges in connection to the incident in Leavenworth County.