The arraignment of Tad Cummins was delayed Friday after the FBI took possession of the man.

The arraignment of the Tennessee teacher who kidnapped a student in March was delayed Friday after he was taken into federal custody in Yreka, Calif.

 

Tad Cummins, who was found in Northern California on Thursday after several weeks on the lam with a teenage girl, was scheduled to appear on state charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor at 1 p.m. Eastern Friday.

 

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Before that scheduled appearance, though, the FBI took custody of the former teacher. He instead will be arraigned in a Sacramento, Calif., federal court Monday on charges he took a minor across states lines to have sex.

 

Cummins disappeared with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas on March 13 after being fired as a teacher. His dismissal came after another student at the Culleoka Unit School told officials she saw Cummins kiss Thomas in his classroom. Both Cummins and Thomas denied the accusation during the school's investigation.

 

Cummins then drove Thomas more than 2,000 miles across the country, once being spotted on video at a Walmart in Oklahoma City.

 

Thomas is expected to be reunited with her family Friday.