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Authorities Say Child Was Abducted By Maternal Grandmother
L-R: Justin Tillman and Johannah Tillman
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Authorities Say Child Was Abducted By Maternal Grandmother

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing child that was supposed to have been returned to his mother Friday (October 8). Police say Justin Antwan Tillman, a four year old male, who has been abducted by his maternal grandmother, Johannah Lavonne Tillman, has not been seen in person since June 14, 2021.

A Lincoln County Judge ordered Johannah Tillman to return the child to his biological mother by noon last Friday. The child was not returned and the judge issued an order for arrest for Johannah Lavonne Tillman. Ms. Tillman has been evading law enforcement and her whereabouts are unknown. Johannah Tillman drives a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban with the NC plates TEP3945.

Justin Tillman is a black male, 3’5″, weighing 51 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johannah Tillman is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.