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Nevada parents allege teen ran off with York assault suspect
A Nevada couple alleges a suspect in assaults against teen girls in Lower Windsor Township and York City has run off with their 17-year-old daughter.
James Baker, who lives in Clark County, Nevada, said his stepdaughter, Krista Ann Bailey, 17, was in a relationship with Timothy Hannah Jr., 24. Hannah is wanted for allegedly beating a girl in the bathroom of Eastern York High School in September, as well as allegedly beating his teen girlfriend in York City in June.
Baker said Hannah met his daughter online, and they were together when the family lived in Kansas. Baker said his stepdaughter left the family home Nov. 26, about a week after they moved to Nevada.
Baker said he woke up that morning and found a note from Hannah, saying the two had left.
“He left a note and everything,” Baker said. "He said he was going back to Pennsylvania."
Baker said he reported Krista missing to the Clark County Sheriff's Office, which has listed Krista as a runaway. Requests for more information from law enforcement in Clark County, home to Las Vegas, have been unsuccessful.
Krista's mother, Jenny Baker, said in a Facebook message that her daughter has not called them since she left, and she has not received any updates on her daughter's whereabouts.
James Baker said he didn't sleep much the day after Krista left.
“This has never happened to me before … all I know is I want my daughter found,” he said.
According to a missing-person report provided by Jenny Baker, Krista was last seen in Jean, Nevada, wearing a multi-colored orange-and-white striped shirt and blue stretch pants. The report says she might be heading to Missouri.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-2907.
Previous charges: At the end of September, Lower Windsor Township Police said Hannah entered Eastern York High School, and assaulted a teenage girl. Hannah allegedly went into the girl's bathroom at the school and choked the girl, according to police.
The girl told police she was meeting with Hannah but felt afraid of him and felt like he would hurt her, documents state.
A school staff member noticed and tried to take Hannah to the office, but he instead quickly left the school premises, Police Chief Timothy Caldwell said at the time. He said Hannah told the staff member he was a new student.
According to charging documents, police found Hannah in the parking lot of the high school near Cool Creek Road. The officer tried to take Hannah into custody, but he was able to break free and run across Cool Creek Road into a farm field across from the school, documents state.
The officer chased Hannah away from the school heading east toward Knights View Road, but he lost the suspect in the woods, according to police.
Hannah will be charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, aggravated assault, and flight to avoid apprehension, charging documents allege.
York City Police also have a warrant out for Hannah, who they say beat his 16-year-old girlfriend in June.
He started punching her while yelling at her and reading her diary entries aloud, documents allege. He also struck her on both sides of the head with an extension cord, police said.
The assault lasted about an hour, according to police.
Afterward, the girl tried to grab her phone to call 911, but Hannah took it from her and put it in his pocket, police said.
"He then threatened her, saying that if she called the police or attempted to leave, he would knock out her teeth and kill her," documents state.
For the rest of the night, Hannah followed his girlfriend around their home "and remained within a few feet from her in order to prevent her from leaving," according to documents.
The next day, the girl's father picked up the girl and the two drove away, police said. She later went to the police station, where officers photographed numerous injuries on her body, including bruising and swelling to her face, head, neck, shoulders, hand, ribs, arm and calves, documents state.
For that case, Hannah is facing charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault, false imprisonment and harassment.
Online court records show Hannah had not yet been arrested as of Friday.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.