LAWRENCEBURG, TN (WSMV) - UPDATE: TBI officials say Tony Lanier Sr. was arrested in Alcorn, Mississippi over the weekend. 

Lanier is the suspect accused of forcibly taking 9-month-old Braelee Rayne Trapp on June 25, 2020, in Lawrenceburg. She was found safe the following day. 

We're working to gather more details on Lanier's arrest and charges.

TBI Amber Alert

10-month-old Braelee Rayne Trapp (left) and Tony Lynn Lanier Sr. (right)

This story is still developing. Stay with News4 on-air and online for updates.  


ORIGINAL STORY: TBI has an active amber alert out for a 9-month-old who was forcibly taken Thursday night. 

TBI Amber Alert

10-month-old Braelee Rayne Trapp (left) and Tony Lynn Lanier Sr. (right)

Officials say the child, Braelee Rayne Trapp, was taken by 44-year-old Tony Lynn Lanier Sr. in Lawrenceburg around 7 p.m. 

Braelee has brown hair, green eyes, and was last seen wearing a diaper. 

Lanier is reportedly 6' tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing dark navy pants and a dark gray shirt with "Buckmaster" on it. 

Additional picture to provide of 9-month-old Braelee Trapp

Additional picture to provide of 9-month-old Braelee Trapp

According to investigators, Lanier was known to Braelee's family but they are not sure what his exact connection is.

They are believed to be in a black Equinox with AR tag 430-Y2K. 

Amber Alert - Surveillance image - Chevy Equinox
 

The TBI has released an image of the 2005 Chevy Equinox from about a month ago. This is the suspect vehicle in the search for 9-month-old Braelee Trapp, who is missing from Lawrenceburg, TN, and the subject to an Amber Alert. (Photo: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

 

If you see Braelee, Lanier, or the wanted vehicle, you're asked contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at 931-762-0450.

This story is still developing. Stay with News4 on-air and online for updates.

 
 
 

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