Florida Coach Found in Upstate NY With Missing Teen Arrested: Police

Authorities say a 27-year-old Florida soccer coach found Upstate with a missing teenage girl has been arrested.

Police in Onondaga County are holding Rian Rodriguez on a fugitive warrant, according to Syracuse.com. He faces a charge from Florida known as interference with child custody.

He has a hearing Monday to determine if he'll be extradited.

Officials say Rodriguez and the 17-year-old student were stopped by a New York State Police officer Friday afternoon near Syracuse. Authorities say she apparently sneaked out of her bedroom window and had been missing since Saturday.

The pair was in the Syracuse area since Sunday, according to state police. 

The girl has been reunited with her family.

Officials at Fort White High School suspended Rodriguez, who coached the boys' soccer team at the school north of Gainesville. 

It wasn't immediately clear if Rodriguez has a lawyer.

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