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Kidnapping Person of Interest in Custody

Law enforcement officials in Dallas County have announced the arrest of 58-year old James Phelps at a home near Windyville in connection to a case involving a woman who has been missing for almost two months.

33-year old Cassidy Rainwater was last seen on July 25, and she has ties to Dallas, Laclede, and Greene counties.

Phelps is being held at the Dallas County Jail without bond and is awaiting formal charges.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Dallas County Prosecutor are working with the FBI and a Greene County Crime Scene Unit in the investigation, and more charges could be forthcoming.

Dallas County Sheriff Scott Rice said that additional details could not be released at this time.


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