UPDATE: Teen Runaway Found Safe
By Brandi Makuski
Portage Co. deputies on Wednesday say a missing 16-year-old girl has been found safe.
Rayna Griffin ran away from a group home in the Town of Hull on Saturday, last seen in the company of a convicted sex offender. That convict, 21-year-old Terry L. Warren was arrested over the weekend in Wisconsin Rapids. Griffin was not with the man at that time.
A second man, Elliott Adams, 34, was taken into custody sometime on Monday afternoon. Adams is a recent resident of the Portage House and has a lengthy record, according to court documents, mostly related to theft, disorderly conduct and damage to property. He is not a sex offender, Sheriff Mike Lukas said.
Both men are believed to have helped Griffin elude authorities after she ran away from the group home.
Griffin was found in Racine County and remanded to social services there, according to the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office.