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UPDATE: Cummins to remain in jail as case bound over to grand jury

The suspect was planning a kayak getaway

A federal judge in Nashville has ordered teacher turned kidnapping suspect Tad Cummins to remain in jail after his case was bound over to a grand jury on Friday.

Cummins had requested bond to go stay with his parents until his next court date in his case involving a Maury County teen that he once taught and escaped with for 37 days until their capture in California. Prosecutors said he was a flight risk.

A FBI agent testified Friday at the preliminary hearing that Cummins admitted to having sex with the girl "most nights" that they were on the run, according to information reported by our sister affiliate WSMV in Nashville.

The agent also said Cummins told him the journey went through several states and he used three different license plates.

Cummins said he bought a tablet computer in Colorado to keep up with the news. He also bought a kayak in California and attempted to ride it into Mexico.


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