ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man has been charged with abduction after a teenager ran away to the Florida Keyes.
Zachary Journey, of Hubert, is facing abduction of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.
Alice Morris was last seen Monday by her grandmother. The 15-year-old was reported missing on Wednesday and Onslow County deputies took out warrants for the 25-year-old Journey.
Deputies in Marathon, Florida arrested the man Thursday night after a traffic stop there. Inside his pickup truck, they found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun next to the driver's seat.
The teen was found safe and now Journey is in the Monroe County, Florida jail awaiting his return to Onslow County to face the charges.