On Monday, Dec. 19, at approximately 1:13 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was notified by the Rock Hill Police Department about a child abduction that had occurred in Rock Hill, SC. The abduction was involving a 5-year-old female child. The abductor was believed to be traveling through North Carolina possibly in route to Virginia. The suspect vehicle was located traveling on I-85 just north of the Hillsborough Weigh Station in Orange County by responding Troopers. Trooper Z. D. Gibbs and Trooper S. A. Harvin were successfully able to locate and conduct a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle on I-85 at the 165-mile marker.
The driver was taken into custody without incident and the abducted 5-year-old girl was located safely in the vehicle. A second child, who had been missing since May of 2022, was also located in the vehicle. The children are now under the care of the Orange County Child Protective Services. The suspect was turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for processing.
Further details regarding the case should be directed to the Rock Hill, SC Police Department’s Public Information Office at 803-326-3860.