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    Parental Abduction

    March 8, 2013
    Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
    Phone: 310.458.8462


    The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect and victim in a parental abduction case. 

    On Wednesday March 6, 2013, Jounel Armon Taylor, who is 8 years of age, spent the night with his biological mother Adriana Joriel Johns at an unknown residence and was supposed to take Taylor to school in the morning.  Instead, Johns, who lost custody of her son in December of 2012 to her mother, fled with her son to an unknown location and has stopped communicating with her mother. 

    Jounel Armon Taylor is described as a medium complexioned male Black, 8 years of age, 4’0”, 100 pounds, with a black medium afro and brown eyes.

    Suspect Adriana Johns is described as a female Black, 27 years of age, 5’08”, 145 pounds, medium brown hair and brown eyes.  She is not known to possess a vehicle and her whereabouts are unknown at this time. 

    Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jounel Taylor or his mother Adriana Johns is asked to contact Detective Trapnell at (310) 458-2256 or Sergeant Thruston at (310) 458-8414 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495. 

    If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27463), or submit the tip online at  You will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00, if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. 

    Or, anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at To text an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers; please view their webpage for detailed instructions.  If the information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000.00.



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