UPDATE: TBI says infant at center of Lawrenceburg AMBER Alert ‘found safe’


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) 10:25 a.m. UPDATE- Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Friday morning that the infant at the center of a Lawrenceburg AMBER Alert was found safe.

TBI officials said in that tweet, “More details to come.”


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) —The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER Alert early Friday morning for a nine-month-old girl who investigators said was “forcibly taken” from Lawrenceburg.

According to investigators, Braelee Rayne Trapp was taken Thursday night around 7 p.m. by Tony Lynn Lanier, Sr., 44. The TBI said the two were believed to be traveling in a black Chevrolet Equinox with Arkansas license plate 430-Y2K.

The TBI released this photo of the vehicle Lanier is suspected to be driving. It has an Arkansas license plate reading 430-Y2K.

Braelee has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 18 pounds. She was last seen wearing a diaper.

Lanier is 6 feet tall and weighs about 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark navy pants and a dark gray shirt with “Buckmaster” written on it and gray shoes. Lanier is wanted for aggravated kidnapping.

According to TBI, Braelee’s family knows Lanier, though their connection to him remains unclear.

Anyone who spots the two is urged to call 91, 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 931-762-0450 immediately.

Braelee Rayne Trapp flyer

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