Teen girl found safe after Newnan kidnapping, stabbing; man in custody, GBI says

A 15-year-old teenage girl has been found and is safe after being abducted by a man who also stabbed four of her family members in Newnan, the GBI said.

Amanda Ornelas (Photo: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

Amanda Ornelas was kidnapped late Friday night from a laundromat in the 100 block of Temple Avenue by 22-year-old Adrian Garcia-Zamarron, prompting a Levi’s Call, the GBI said in a Facebook post

He’s now in custody on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges, and the Levi’s Call was cancelled around 11 a.m. Saturday, the GBI said.


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Garzia-Zamarron’s white BMW convertible was recovered on I-75 by Monroe County deputies earlier Saturday morning, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. They also recovered his cell phone.

Adrian Garcia-Zamarron (The Georgia Bureau of Investigation)

Deputies said they found both of them walking along a road in the area near where the vehicle was found, leading to Garzia-Zamarron’s arrest, Newnan police said in a news release.

Garcia-Zamarron is accused of stabbing four of Ornelas’ family members during the incident Friday night, the release said. 

Newnan police said the stabbing victims are Ornelas’ uncle, Horaico Montalvo, her aunt, Eva Montalvo, and her cousins Jamacia Tobar, 27, and Vanessa Montalvo, 24. They remain in Grady Memorial Hosptial in stable condition.

Channel 2 Action News reported the laundromat’s manager said the family was helping clean up the laundromat after hours.

 

Garcia-Zamarron remains in the Monroe County Jail and is awaiting transport back to Coweta County, police said.

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When police got into the apartment, they said Juan Lorenzo-Nino tried to run from police through a self-made crawl space that he accessed through a trap door.

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