“A check through NCIC confirmed that she was a reported missing person. The female juvenile told Sheriff’s investigators that she had gotten with the male subject and traveled through North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and into Ohio where the accused had relatives.”
“When the male subject’s relatives realized that the female in his custody was underage and reported missing, the accused left Ohio traveling southbound and the female juvenile then began attempting to get motorists attention to call 911.”
“During the investigation deputies also located a phone in the accused possession that allegedly portrayed a juvenile female in a sexual manner.”
The 61-year-old driver, identified as James Herbert Brick, has since been charged with unlawful imprisonment for holding the missing 16-year-old girl captive.
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