Robert William Havery, 39, of Boise Idaho was arrested Thursday morning, December 12, 2019, and lodged in the Ada County Jail on felony charges stemming from his involvement with Mildred Sweaney, a 17-year old girl missing from Junction City, Oregon.
Mildred was originally reported missing from her Junction City home on Saturday, December 7, 2019 when she failed to return from a walk around the neighborhood. The Junction City Police Department immediately launched an intensive media campaign concurrently with an aggressive investigation to locate any possible leads. During a lengthy interview of many family and friends on Sunday night, Havery's name was identified as a possible person of interest. Upon making phone contact with Havery investigators found him to be uncooperative and later determined he had actually provided a false address. With further investigation Havery's complete identity was determined, as was his true address.
Investigators from the Boise Police Department Special Victim's Unit responded to Havery's residence early Tuesday morning, found Mildred, and took her into protective custody. By this morning investigators developed sufficient probable cause to take Havery into custody. During the ensuing investigation Havery admitted, in addition to other details, to driving to Junction City where he met Mildred and then the two drove back to his Boise house. Havery was lodged at the Ada County Jail on two (2) counts of Sexual Battery on a minor [Idaho State Code 18-1508A], and one (1) count of 1st degree Kidnapping [Idaho State Code 18-4502]. However, the investigation is ongoing both in Oregon and Idaho and additional charges may be forthcoming.