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Troopers Locate Missing Juvenile During I-80 Traffic Stop

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a man and located a missing juvenile from Utah following a traffic stop on I-80 in Deuel County.

Sunday, at approximately 3:05 p.m. MT, a trooper observed an eastbound Honda Accord drive on the shoulder of I-80 at mile marker 80, near Chappell. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered that one of the passengers, a 16-year-old female, had been reported missing from Bountiful, Utah.

The driver, identified as Vicson Duarte Lendos, 29, of Bountiful, Utah, was arrested for child abuse – no injury and lodged in Cheyenne County Jail. The investigation is ongoing with cooperation from the Bountiful Police Department. The juvenile was placed in protective custody.

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