Lacking 15-year-old Mich. lady present in Toledo, suspect in custody


The girl was missing at McDonald’s in Montrose, Michigan, near Flint on Thursday. Police found her in Toledo on Friday and arrested a man for kidnapping.

TOLEDO, Ohio – A 15-year-old Michigan girl is safe while a man in Lucas County is behind bars after the girl disappeared Thursday.

Genesee County’s sheriff Christopher Swanson says Lilian Patterson was at McDonald’s in Montrose, MI on Thursday when she went missing.

According to Sheriff Swanson, tips on social media have led police to believe that Patterson was brought to Toledo by a grown man.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Toledo Police Department to assist with the investigation.

On Friday evening, police were able to locate Patterson, who was safe.

Patterson was brought home for medical care and reunited with her mother.

Anthony Drayton was arrested and charged with kidnapping a child and contributing to a child’s crime.

Drayton has been posted to Lucas County Jail awaiting extradition to Genesee County.

Photo credit: Lucas County Jail

Anthony Drayton

Montrose, Michigan is between Saginaw and Flint.