An Amber Alert issued for a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl seen with a wanted sex offender has been canceled after both were found in southwest Virginia, according to authorities.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday that U.S. Marshals found the teen and Benjamin Shook in Smythe County, Virginia, and took them to the local sheriff’s office.
The agency said the girl left her home in Surgoinsville on June 22 and was spotted the next day at a Wal-Mart in Marion, North Carolina, with Shook. Witnesses then reported seeing both on June 24 near a campground in Sugar Grove, Virginia.
The TBI said Shook has an active warrant out of Georgia for failing to register as a sex offender.