According to Sheriff James Singleton, a 13-year-old runaway was safely located and turned over to Juvenile Officers early Monday morning.
Deputy Kyle Malone was dispatched at 12:28 a.m. on Monday, February 27 to a residence on Highway 67 West in reference to a missing 13-year-old girl.
Sheriff Singleton reported that Deputy Malone arrived at the residence and made contact with the grandmother of girl. The Grandmother told Malone that her granddaughter ran away from home. She said her granddaughter came into her room around midnight and told her goodnight. She said she noticed the girl was missing about twenty minutes later when she went to her room to check on her.
Deputies Malone and Tuberville investigated and determined the 13-year-old was at a residence on Hempstead 21. They located the girl hiding in a closet at the residence at approximately 4:50 a.m. and turned her over to Juvenile Officers.