UPDATE: May 5, 2012 – Marissa Johnson has been found safe in Texas, according to a press release issued by the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office.
She was in the company of Taylor Mounts, 20, of Tazewell County when she was found. Both she and Mounts face charges in Texas for providing false information to police and evading authorities.
Marissa Johnson, 17, of the 100 block of Lyric Road in Bandy, Va. is believed to be headed to her grandmother’s home in North Carolina on Wednesday. However, she never showed up.
Police believe Johnson is with Taylor Mounts, 20, who is wanted for a felony probation violation. Mounts is also believed to be Johnson’s boyfriend.
Johnson is a white female at approximately 140 pounds. She is 5’5″ tall with brown hair and blue eyes.
Mounts is approximately 6-feet tall and a white male. He is 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any information on their whereabouts, you are urged to contact the Tazewell County Emergency Services at 276-988-0645. You can remain anonymous.