In a recent twist in the case of a missing Indiana woman, the husband has been acquitted of charges related to stalking his ex-wife. Xavier Breland was accused of placing a GPS tracker in a stuffed animal to monitor his ex-wife’s whereabouts. According to authorities, the couple was embroiled in a custody battle over their children. Breland was arrested as part of an investigation into the disappearance of his current wife, Cierra Breland, in February.
Though he remains the only person of interest in the case, he has not been charged. Howard, Xavier Breland’s attorney, expressed his client’s relief over the acquittal, stating that “He had nothing to do with the disappearance of Cierra Breland.” Howard also noted that Breland had grown tired of being “villainized in the media” and wants to focus on being a good father. The search for Cierra Breland continues, with the FBI offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her location. Authorities in Carmel, Indiana, are working with those in Johns Creek, Georgia, where the couple had visited family before Cierra went missing. There has been no sign of Cierra since security footage captured her outside her mother-in-law’s home. The investigation now includes the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.