A missing Grundy teenager has been found and is safe and the man she was with is in custody.

The Grundy police department and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office had asked for assistance in locating 15-year-old Madeline, “Maddie’ Wells.   She was last seen with Mike Newman, 21, of Gibsonville North Carolina.

A press release from the sheriff’s office said they followed up several leads and located the pair in Pikeville. Newman was arrested and is being held in Pikevillle on an abduction charge. He will be extradited to Buchanan County where he could face additional charges since the investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office received assistance from the U.S. Marshalls Service, the Pikeville police department and law enforcement in five other states in searching for Wells.


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