Stepfather of missing teen waives court appearance

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Leon Tripp was supposed to appear in Judge Karen Woodson’s court for a felony probation revocation. Since his attorney waived his right to appear, we never saw Tripp.

But Judge Woodson says he will continue his probation because he has a hold from Richmond County.for kidnapping around April 17.

That hold means that Richmond County Sheriff’s Office can extradite him from Fulton County to handle that case.

He would come back to Fulton County to face his probation revocation at a later date.

Tripp’s stepdaughter, LaTania is still missing. And at this point there have been little to no leads in the case.

We are staying in Atlanta today and will follow this case for NewsChannel 5 at 5 and 6.


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The stepfather of missing teenager Latania Carwell is expected back in a Fulton County courtroom Thursday.

Leon Tripp will have a probation revocation hearing.

He was arrested last week in Fulton County, charged with aggravated stalking.

Latania Carwell disappeared on April 17th.

It was believed that she was with Leon Tripp.

But she still has not been found.

Her mother, Tanya Tripp, is also in jail in Richmond County, charged with hindering an investigation.

A reward of $1000 is being offered for Latania Carwell’s safe return.

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