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E.W. Grubbs

The Associated Press reports the former Bedford County deputy accused of running off to Kentucky with a 16-year-old girl has waived extradition. The report quotes a court clerk in Kentucky as saying authorities there are notifying Virginia State Police to come get Ernest Grubbs. He faces an abduction charge — and taking indecent liberties with a minor. Kentucky State Police stopped Grubbs and 16-year-old Audrey McCombs last Wednesday. The girl has been back home for several days.

Here is the full Associated Press report:

ROANOKE, Va. (AP)— The Bedford County deputy accused of running off to Kentucky with a 16-year-old girl has waived extradition. According to a clerk at the Carter County Circuit Court in Kentucky, authorities are notifying Virginia State Police to come get Earnest Grubbs. Police arrested Grubbs Wednesday morning in Coalton, Kentucky. Grubbs also is facing charges for abducting the teen. He is also charged with a dozen counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. Grubbs was a school resource officer at Liberty High School, and has been fired from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.