ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a man accused of abducting his 9-year-old niece stocked up on several items before taking the girl out of her rural Tennessee school and fleeing last week.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released photos Tuesday of a girl's bathing suit, a pack of underwear, two bottles of nail polish, two tubes of colored lip gloss and other items. The agency also released surveillance video taken later that same day at another store in Rogersville that shows Carlie Marie Trent with her uncle. In that video, the little girl and Gary Sampson are at the checkout.
TBI officials believe Sampson may have taken his niece to an isolated area like a campground or park.