February 14-- A runaway teenager from Charlotte, North Carolina was found Tuesday in Toombs County.
According to Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight, 14-year-old Nakia Williams left her home on September 7 of last year. She told Sheriff's officers she fled because her stepfather beat her.
Sheriff Kight said the girl had made contact with a man in Claxton via the internet and caught a ride to the area with a long-haul trucker who let her off at the Metter I-16 exit. After spending some time with the man in Claxton, she made her way around Candler and Emanuel counties and was found with a family on the Ben Boatwright Road near Normantown.
The sheriff said the girl's mother picked her up this morning for the return trip to Charlotte.