Amber Alert: Texas girl Lori Johnson, 15, believed to have run away with girlfriend with 'history of violence'
The police have said that the suspect, Joanna Barrientos, has a 'propensity for violence, a history of running from police and now has active felony warrants'
ITASCA, CENTRAL TEXAS: The Itasca Department of Police has sought help from the people of Itasca and other nearby cities to find a 15-year-old girl who went missing on Friday, February 26.
Lori Johnson, who ran away from home this past week is now being actively searched by the police. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for Johnson on Tuesday, March 2, evening. The police stated that Johnson was last known to be with her girlfriend Joanna Barrientos, 18, a woman with felony warrants for robbery and other pending charges.
“Lori is in danger as Barrientos has a propensity for violence, a history of running from police and now has active felony warrants,” police said in a Facebook post.
Johnson was last seen with Barrientos on the 100 Block of Beard St. Itasca, TX at 11:00 PM on Feb 26, 2021. Johnson is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and 120 pounds. At the time when she was last seen she was wearing an oversized hoodie or T-shirt, torn/ripped jeans. She has braces on her teeth and two lines cut in her left eyebrow.
Barrientos is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall and 150 pounds. Her front, sides and back of hairline are shaved and she has two lines cut in the left eyebrow.
ACTIVE AMBER ALERT for Lori Johnson from Itasca, TX, on 03/02/2021 pic.twitter.com/MRiNi5wbTs— Texas Alerts (@TX_Alerts) March 2, 2021
One user tweeted: "Make sure to keep an eye out for the missing child Lori Johnson, and the delinquent abductor Joanna Barrientos, if found CALL THE LAW and report the missing child to the authorities. God bless Lori Johnson." Another requested, "please return miss Lori Johnson of Itasca Texas!! #amberalert"
Make sure to keep an eye out for the missing child Lori Johnson, and the delinquent abductor Joanna Barrientos, if found CALL THE LAW and report the missing child to the authorities. God bless Lori Johnson https://t.co/edYMuagWkk— Erik Garate (@ErikGarate) March 3, 2021
please return miss Lori Johnson of Itasca Texas!! #amberalert— Texas & Mississippi need NEW leadership😤 (@TXLAyeee) March 3, 2021
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Johnson or Barrientos is asked to call Itasca police at 254-687-2020 or email [email protected]