The City of Colorado City has denied a request made under the Freedom of Information Act to release those cell phone records.
An affidavit from Mitchell County shows investigators have received records from Verizon pertaining to phones used by Hailey's mother Billie Dunn and her live-in boyfriend Shawn Adkins. The Mitchell County Sheriff's Office says those records were handed over to Colorado City Police.
In not releasing the records, Colorado City cited a portion of the Freedom of Information Act that reads:
"Information held by a law enforcement agency or prosecutor due to the investigation or prosecution of a crime is excepted from the requirements of Section 550.021, seq."
In search warrants, police indicated Adkins, the only named suspect in the case, made several cell phone calls on the morning of Hailey's disappearance. Affidavits showed Adkins' phone was used in Colorado City from 6:35 to 6:56 a.m. It was then used in Big Spring several times between 9:38 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.
A few weeks later, Billie Dunn revealed that investigators were looking into a text message sent from her phone later that afternoon. Billie believes it may have been sent by her daughter.
Colorado City's City Manager Pete Kampfer confirmed that law enforcement was examining a text message but wouldn't elaborate beyond that point.
Both of the phones in question were operated by Verizon.