Boyfriend of woman who was feared missing after violent road trip will be extradited back to Tennessee next week on old theft charges – as she asks for ‘privacy’ after sparking police search
- Nikki Alcaraz was found this week after vanishing during a road trip
- Her boyfriend Tyler Stratton, 33, is now awaiting extradition from California
The boyfriend of Nikki Alcaraz, a Tennessee woman feared missing after a violent couple’s road trip, will be extradited back to his home state next week to face old charges.
Tyler Stratton, 33, is in custody in California, where he and Nikki were found safe earlier this week.
Friends, family and the police were looking for the pair, who sparked concern when Nikki went silent on friends.
Tyler Stratton, 33, will be extradited from California to Tennessee next week on old theft charges. He has not been charged in relation to the fight with his girlfriend, Nikki Alcaraz, that left her with a black eye
Nikki Alcaraz, 33, is now safe and well. She sparked concern last week after this bodycam footage was made public of her interactions with police during a road trip with her boyfriend. She had a black eye and bruises on her arm, but chose not to press charges. These photos were taken on May 4
They had already encountered police in New Mexico after a violent fight that was witnessed by bystanders.
Nikki is shown in the first photograph since she was found safe this week in California
It’s unclear whether the pair are still together or if Nikki intends to return to Tennessee, but Stratton is due to be extradited next week.
ABC 7 reports that he is wanted on an old theft charge.
Nikki, in the meantime, is asking for privacy on social media.
Her friends and family had turned to Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to find her after seeing worrying police bodycam footage of Nikki with a black eye and beaten up following a fight with Stratton.
In a Facebook post on May 30, the day she made contact with her family and was found again, friends shared a screenshot of her on Facetime.
‘OKAY SHES ALIVE Y’ALL. No further details at this time. Respect her family,’ said one friend.
Nikki has not offered any kind of public comment about the road trip, or why she stopped responding to friends.
No new charges have bene filed against Stratton.
Both he and Nikki declined to press charges when they encountered police in New Mexico.