Authorities have issued an “Amber Alert” for a child who was allegedly kidnapped this afternoon and who may be somewhere in southeast Iowa with the kidnapper.
The kidnapping was reported at 2:30 p.m. Authorities are seeking the public’s help in tracking 48-year-old Kenneth Eugene Johns, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed man with a lengthy criminal record. He was last seen wearing a red hoodie and a black hat with his blue jeans and gray shoes. Authorities say he may be “armed and dangerous” and they believe he’s driving a dark gray 2014 Ford Focus.
The child who may be with him is nine-year-old Brianna Christine Elise Crane of Solon. She has blondish-hair and hazel eyes according to the Amber Alert website and is hearing impaired. Authorities say she was last seen wearing a plaid coat with a furry hood, blue jeans and black high tops.