Amber Alert activated as Casper teen goes missing

Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 12:01 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On November 16, 2022, the Casper Police Department took a runaway report involving a fourteen-year-old girl, Gracelyn PRATT (picture attached). Gracelyn’s legal guardian reported Gracelyn missing when she did not return home from school. The Casper Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit assigned a detective to the case who immediately began looking into Gracelyn’s whereabouts. Through the course of that investigation, it was learned that Gracelyn had been having long-term communication with an adult family acquaintance identified as James Warren MARTIN (36 years of age; picture attached). Detectives learned that MARTIN and Gracelyn recently had been seen together in the days leading up to Gracelyn being reported as a runaway.

14 year old Gracelyn Pratt (Left), is believed to be with James Martin (Right)
14 year old Gracelyn Pratt (Left), is believed to be with James Martin (Right)(Casper Police Department)

It is believed at this time that Gracelyn is with MARTIN, and MARTIN is interfering with the legal custody of a minor child in violation of Wyoming State Statute.

Both MARTIN and PRATT have been observed in MARTIN’s vehicle, identified as a black 2014 Ford F150. The vehicle is described as having a “lift kit.” The last known license plate on the vehicle is Wyoming 1 county 36929.

Gracelyn is described as a 14-year-old girl 5 foot 1 inch tall, weighing 109 pounds. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.

MARTIN is described as a 36-year-old man 5 foot 10 inches tall weighing between 260-300 pounds. MARTIN has blue eyes and brown hair.

If you see MARTIN, Gracelyn, or the 2014 black truck, please contact the Casper Police Department at 307-235-8278 or 911. For general investigation inquiries, please contact the Casper Police Department’s Det. Jacobs at 307-235-8286.