Crane Teen Who Ran Away Found in Upton County, Man Who Hid Him Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Crane teen who ran away was found in Upton County and the guy who was hiding him landed himself behind bars.

We're told 17-year-old Joshua Rodriguez lied to deputies about his identity when they asked him for help finding the missing teen.

The Upton County Sheriff tells NewsWest 9, they were tipped off that the 15-year-old runaway was in Rankin.

When they went looking for the boy, Rodriguez was no help

They later found the teen runaway hiding in a garage.

His parents picked him up around 4 a.m. the next morning.

No bond has been set for Rodriguez.
Officials say more charges could come as the investigation continues.