Accomack Co. woman found safe, abduction suspect turns himself in

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:12:41-04

ACCOMACK Co., Va. – The Critically Missing Adult Alert that was issued Wednesday for 18-year-old Vermelle Tontrese Moore has been canceled after Virginia State Police say she has been found safe.

Moore was found in Maryland shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Jerry Satchell

Authorities said she was abducted by 20-year-old Jerry Antonie Satchell of Horntown, Virginia, who forced her into a green 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck with Virginia tag 5792UX and fled the scene.

On Thursday, Satchell turned himself in to authorities, according to police.

He was wanted for one felony count of abduction, one felony count of destruction of property and one felony count of assault.

The green Ford pickup truck he was driving was found in Accomack County.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and local law enforcement in Maryland are assisting the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Chesapeake Field Office with the investigation.

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