UPDATED: Two missing Galax teens found in Carroll County

The woman they were with was taken into custody in Bluefield Monday

February 19, 2012|Bethany Tucker | WDBJ7 Associate Producer
  • Galax Police believe two girls reported missing Sunday are with the suspect of a robbery, Catheryn Miller. She also goes by "Cat."
Galax Police believe two girls reported missing Sunday are with the suspect of a robbery, Catheryn Miller. She also goes by "Cat."

GALAX, Va. - — UPDATE, Monday at 8:20pm:

Two teenage girls reported missing from Galax Saturday have been found safe, and the woman they were with has been taken into custody.

The Galax Police Department says it appears the two 15-year-old girls left with 20-year-old Catheryn Miller voluntarily Saturday night. While investigating the girls' disappearances, officers say they found evidence that Miller had also robbed someone at the Glendale Apartment complex Saturday. That was also where the two girls had last been seen.

Officers say their investigation lead them to Bluefield, Virginia Monday afternoon, where they found Miller at aMcDonald'srestaurant. She was taken into custody on charges of extortion, assault and destruction of property. All of those charges, police say, stem from the suspected robbery that happened Saturday evening.

After Miller's arrest, officers say they obtained information from witnesses that took them to an apartment in Carroll County. Authorities found the two missing girls there. They've since been brought back to their families.


Investigators say it appears the teenagers left with Miller voluntarily, and were unaware the robbery had even happened on Saturday night.

Galax police say Miller will also face a two additional charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor when she returns to Galax.


The Galax Police Department is asking for the community's help to find two teenagers who haven't been seen since late Saturday night. Now, officers believe they may have taken off with a woman wanted for an alleged robbery.

Officers say Gabriella Faith Davis and Emma Lee Padgett (pictured), both 15 years old, were reported missing by early Sunday morning. They were last seen by their parents, who thought the two were going to see a movie in Galax.

Investigators say they've figured out that the two teenagers were at the Glendale Apartment complex in Galax at about 8:00pm Saturday, and they were seen leaving with two men and a woman.

Officers believe the two teenagers are in the company of 20-year-old Catheryn Denise Miller. She also goes by the name "Cat." Miller is wanted by Galax Police for allegedly robbing someone at the Glendale Apartment complex Sunday night, around the same time the girls were last seen. Officers say they found out about the robbery during their investigation of the missing teenagers.

Miller is described as a white woman, about 5'3" and weighing 285 pounds. She has a pierced lower lip and a short haircut.

When WDBJ7 asked Galax Police if they had an idea where Miller could be headed with the two missing teenagers, we were told that Miller has ties to Buchanan County, Virginia.

Investigators say Miller drives a witness as a newer model White Toyota pick-up truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Galax Police Department at (276) 236-8101.

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