Soccer coach found in NY with missing teen arrested

Rian Rodriguez 27 in the back of a State Trooper vehicle

Rian Rodriguez 27 in the back of a State Trooper vehicle

The Lake City, Florida, man faces a charge of interference with custody of a child, according to the arrest warrant.

A 17-year-old Florida teen who had been missing since a little more than a week ago has been reunited with her family after she was found in NY with her 27-year-old soccer coach.

"We will be spending time together working through everything", she told Action News Jax via text message. "We are so thankful to have her back". We also hope that our privacy and special family time will be respected as we begin heal (ing).

Caitlyn and Rian Rodriguez, 27, were the center of a nationwide search that ended after 4 p.m. Friday when they were pulled over by a New York State Police officer who spotted the red Mercury Sable the pair had driven from Columbia County, Florida. Rodriguez and Frisina had been around each other "at sports events, but they've never been alone at all", Smith said.

Frisina was detained until she was reunited with her family on Saturday.

Frisina's parents also discovered messages on Snapchat of a sexual nature between the teen and Rodriguez after her disappearance, according to the news station citing the affidavit.

A photo provided to ABC News by the family on Saturday showed Frisina smiling while embracing her parents.

Frisina said Friday before her daughter was found that Rodriguez was the only person who didn't answer when she and her husband were calling around trying to find Caitlyn Sunday morning. According to the friend, Caitlyn said the two were planning to leave and she (Caitlyn) didn't know how to get out of going.

New Rian Rodriguez arrest warrant affidavit says Caitlyn Frisina's friend told her parents Caitlyn said Rian wanted to leave the country with her, she didn't know how to get out of it, & she was scared. The officer concluded that the rumor was a false accusation.

In the affidavit, it's alleged that Caitlyn's father discovered she had withdrawn $200 from an ATM in St. Mary's, Georgia.

"We had a very lovely, wonderful, very emotional reunion with her a little while ago", Scarlet Frisina said Saturday afternoon.

In the messages, Caitlyn makes explicit remarks about Rodriguez's genitals.

Police believe Frisina left voluntarily with him. She was reportedly anxious that Rodriguez would "mess up her life" if she didn't go along with him. She also allegedly used his credit card in multiple cities in SC, the affidavit confirms. On Friday, police spotted Rodriguez's 2001 red Mercury Sable which the pair fled in and pulled the auto over, according to Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

The officer pulled the auto over and took Rodriguez into custody without incident.

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