A missing 10-year-old boy has been found after not showing up at home yesterday afternoon.
The Newport child walks to and from school each day. Authorities say the fifth grader was last seen at Newport Elementary School yesterday afternoon.
Michael Colwell was found safe this morning. The child says he slept in the cab of a dump truck last night.
Michael tells us he got his shoes wet from walking in the woods and through a creek to get to where he slept for the night. He says he took off his wet shoes and clothes and wrapped himself in a towel he found to stay warm.
The child was back at home with his dad this morning. "Very happy and relieved, very," said Ron Colwell, Michael's father. "Me and his twin brother were driving around looking for him when we got the call from police, so we drove right over there."
Newport police say they started looking for the boy around 8:30 last night.
Michael says this morning he wandered to a house on Cyrus Pollard Road and knocked on the door. The woman who answered then called police. Authorities say the boy has been known to wander before, but never like this.
A Highway Patrol helicopter from Kinston was among resources being used in the search.