Hopkins County man wanted for alleged kidnapping and rape

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HOPKINS COUNTY, TX-- Law enforcement in Hopkins County are looking for a man in connection with an alleged kidnapping and rape of a 14 year old girl.

Officials say they've obtained a warrant for 49 year old Franklin Coy Kuhl, Jr for trafficking of persons. The sheriff's office says his phone pinged a signal in Mississippi Wednesday morning.

He is described as being 5 foot 6 and around 160 pounds with a bald head and a handlebar style mustache. They also believe he is driving an older model red Chevy Cavalier.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Hopkins County Sheriff's office at (903) 438-4040.