(Covington, Ky.) - The last person seen with a missing Florence teenager has been arrested on an unrelated charge.
Jacob Bumpass, 22, was the last person seen with Paige Johnson when he picked her up at her home on Sept. 23.
Johnson, 17, the mother of a two-year-old, has not been heard from since. She left her cell phone behind before leaving with Bumpass.
Bumpass was arrested on a parole violation at his home Oct. 4, but police won’t call him a suspect in the disappearance because of lack of evidence. He remains held at the Kenton County Jail for that violation.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Bumpass’ Taylor Mill home. Inside, the say they found dried blood and latex gloves in a sink. Test results on the blood are pending.
Warrants were also obtained for Bumpass’ cell phone records and his car.
Covington Police say Bumpass has hired a lawyer and has not been cooperative with their investigation.
Bumpass claims he had dropped Johnson off at an intersection in Covington around 1:00 a.m. on Sept. 23. However, detectives say records show Bumpass’ cell phone had contacted cell towers from Florence, Ky. and Clermont County, Oh. between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m.
If you know where Paige Johnson is, call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST or Covington Police at (859) 292-2222.