Hubert man charged after runaway juvenile found in Florida


    Zachary Journey (Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

    A local man has been arrested for taking a teenager out of state, authorities say.

    15-year-old Alice Morris was reported missing by her family on Monday. During the investigation, detectives said they determined that Morris was in the company of Zachary Journey, 25, and the two had fled Onslow County for Florida.

    Detectives obtained warrants for Journey on Wednesday and the vehicle Journey was driving was stopped by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Marathon, Florida Thursday night.

    During the traffic stop, Journey was taken into custody and Morris was "recovered safely without incident."

    Journey, of Hubert, was arrested and charged with abduction of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    He is being held in the Monroe County Florida Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Onslow County.

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