Metro-East News

Missing Tennessee girl thought to may be in Mount Vernon, found safe

A missing Tennessee, who was thought to have possibly been near Mount Vernon, has been found safe in her home state, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

Nine-year-old Carlie Marie Trent was removed from school on May 4, by her uncle Gary Simpson, under false pretenses, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

She was found safe on Thursday in Hawkins County, Tennessee, which is northeast of Knoxville, near the Kentucky border. Simpson was taken into custody, the TBI said.

A vehicle that may have been used to abduct a missing Tennessee girl was reported to have been spotted near Mount Vernon, police said.

Simpson was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion Van.

Mount Vernon Police said on its Facebook page there was a report of a Dodge Conversion Van with Tennessee Plates being in the Jefferson/Washington County area.