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Dallas County sheriff addresses rumors

Sheriff Rice added that he expects more charges to be filed in case

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After weeks of more speculation than facts coming out of a kidnapping case in rural Dallas County, Dallas County Sheriff Scott Rice took to social media to address rumors in the disappearance of Cassidy Rainwater and said he expects additional charges in the coming days.
Two men, James Phelps and Timothy Norton, who lived in a home near Windyville, have been charged with kidnapping Rainwater who has been missing since late July.
In a Thursday night Facebook post on the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office page, Rice wrote there is a lot of misinformation and rumors regarding the case being circulated across social media and various websites.
“While I understand the impatience and curiosity of the people, I’m going to give you a piece of advice. It is not a good idea to listen to ‘a crime reporter/blogger’ or Tic Tok videos that is sitting in their apartment or their mommy and daddy’s basement eating Great Value cheese puffs and drinking box wine with grand intentions of being a social media superstar,” Rice wrote.

For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.

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