More details revealed in Eureka Springs womanís disappearance

Friday, July 7, 2017

A missing Eureka Springs woman has returned to Carroll County after being found alive in Alabama last week.

A press release from the Eureka Springs Police Department says Shastah Naumann called a family member on June 28 saying she was in Alabama. The dispatcher on duty contacted the Orange Beach Police Department, the release says, and officers located Naumann at Barber Marina.

The release says officers searched the area and arrested Kelvin Montgomery for multiple warrants.

Naumann was reported missing in August 2016. A source close to Naumann said she disappeared with Montgomery, a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty to raping and beating a woman in August 2016. Montgomery reached a plea deal to serve 12 years and was given 30 days before he had to start his time, but he never showed up.

After a few days at home, the release says, Naumann spoke with Eureka Springs Sgt. Brian Jones, lead investigator on her missing person case. Naumann said she did not know the true identity of Kelvin Montgomery or that he was a wanted person, saying she knew him as Mike Miller. When she left Eureka Springs in July 2016, Naumann said, she left on her own free will.

She said she didnít know she was reported as a missing person until she called her family on June 28 to help her.

According to the press, the Eureka Springs Police Department does not have any new charges for Montgomery.

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