Reward To Be Given To AMBER Alert Tipster

Posted at 10:25 PM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 21:24:07-04

Two Maury County co-owners said they're ready give a $10,000 reward check to the California man who called police after housing 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas and 50-year-old Tad Cummins.

Chandler Anderson said he wants to fly Griffin Barry to Columbia and physically hand him the check.

Anderson said he couldn't be happier to write a check for that amount.

"We want to bring him to Columbia and as a community, I think the community is looking forward doing some celebration with him cause he led to her being found," he said.

Anderson said he hoped Thomas would have been found sooner but glad she was safe and unharmed.

"I have three children and I can't imagine going to bed at night wondering where you're child is," he said.

He said when he heard the news he was relieved.

"We want people to see the guy that brought Elizabeth home and we want him to see the gravity of it because this community has been changed by this," he said.

Anderson is waiting to hear back from Barry.  He said if for some reason he doesn't want to accept the reward, the check will go to Elizabeth's father.