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Mother of missing pregnant 14-year-old girl who ran away with fugitive charged for lying to police

Posted at 11:54 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 16:35:30-05

The mother of a pregnant 14-year-old girl who has been missing since last week was taken into custody at her home in Barberton on Thursday.

According to a police report, 36-year-old Helena R. Clay was charged with one count of making false alarms after lying to police about the circumstances of her daughter's disappearance.

Clay originally told police she was driving eastbound on Interstate 76 near Akron when her daughter, Annalys, started to hit her and she had to pull over to the side of the road.

The mother said a black Audi pulled up behind her car and the driver, Louis Jakab, walked up to her vehicle with a gun in his waistband. Clay's daughter walked back to the Audi with the man and they both left the area, she said.

According to police, Clay said her daughter and Jakab are cousins and he is believed to be the father of the 14-year-old's unborn child.

Authorities said Clay later changed her story and had filed a fake police report about the incident on the highway.According to the report, her daughter had actually run away with Jakab in Strongsville and the incident on the highway did not occur in Akron. She also told police the circumstances around the incident were different than what she previously said.  

The report did not provide specific details on what differences between her two stories.

Police are still looking for Annalys Clay and Jakab. 

Jakab is wanted by the United States Marshals Service on felony warrants in eight different jurisdictions.

His charges include interference with custody, robbery, theft, fraud, passing bad checks and receiving stolen property.

Jakab is also wanted for violating his parole and he has a prior manslaughter conviction.

A family member of the girl said this is not the first time she has run away with Jakab.  The two disappeared in late September and were found just before Thanksgiving. When the 14-year-old returned home, she was about two months pregnant, her family said.

They were last seen in a 2017 black Audi A3 with an Ohio license plate marked as HED-3844.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-492-6833.