October 5, 2021
The cabin where James Phelps lived at 386 Moon Valley Road near Windyville burned to the ground overnight.
The property, which has not been actively guarded since the story of Cassidy Rainwater's disappearance broke late last month was allegedly rigged with tripwires, according to published reports.
Federal authorities received a tip that Rainwater, who was reported missing in August, was being held in a cage and terrorized on Phelps' remote property.
Phelps and his alleged co-conspirator Timothy Norton have been charged with kidnapping and are due in court this morning.
On September 18th, Dallas County sheriff Scott Rice said on the organization's Facebook page, "Due to the extreme nature of the crime and the continuation of the investigation, additional details cannot be released at this time. There is no immediate danger to the public.
Yesterday Rice issued the following statement: