Police: Woman not held against will

Imler resident now facing charges in incident

State police in Indiana County say there is no evidence that a Bedford County woman reported as missing on Monday was held against her will by the man she and her children were traveling with.

In addition, she faces drug and child endangerment charges in the ordeal.

Police issued an update on Wednesday.

Alicia Rose Brumbaugh, 31, of Imler was found Tuesday morning with the help of a motorist who called 911 to report a vehicle that matched the police description of one she was believed to be traveling in.

The police update states she was subsequently charged Tuesday with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia after troopers allegedly found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside her purse during a consent search of the 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche.

During the time she was reported missing on Monday night, Brumbaugh had made a “frantic” call to police from a Walmart parking lot, but the call ended before police could gather information.

Police reported she was believed to be traveling with a man with an active warrant against him for retail theft.

After she, her children and the man they were traveling with were found Tuesday morning, Brumbaugh was arraigned and remanded to Indiana County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

Traveling with her when she was reported as missing was Edgar Lee Decker Jr., 56, of Roaring Spring. There was an active warrant against him for retail theft in Bedford County.

Decker was transferred into the custody of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

However, there have been no charges filed against Decker regarding traveling with Brumbaugh.

“Troopers do not have evidence which would indicate that Brumbaugh was held against her will during this incident,” read a state police statement.


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