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Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old Carteret County girl

Posted September 24, 2012
Updated September 27, 2012

— North Carolina authorities issued an Amber Alert Monday evening for a 12-year-old girl in Carteret County who was allegedly kidnapped by a registered sex offender.

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office is searching for Abigale Faith Lefevers, whom they believe was taken by Timothy Howard Newman in a red 1998 Chrysler Sebring with North Carolina license tag AKT 6534.

Newman, 38, has had contact with Lefevers in recent weeks, according to the sheriff's office.

Lefevers' father reported seeing her last around 10 p.m. Sunday. When he woke up Monday morning, his daughter was gone, authorities said.

Newman’s roommate last saw him Sunday night, according to the sheriff’s office. He did not show up for work.

The Chrysler was spotted around 1:45 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 17 southbound near the South Carolina border, authorities said.

Lefevers is white, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing black Nike shoes and carrying a pink backpack with peace signs.

Newman is white, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 240 pounds. According to the state's sex offender registry, Newman's last known address was 381 Bogue Loop Road in Newport. 

He was convicted in 2004 with two counts of sex offense by a substitute parent/custodian in Stokes County, according to Division of Adult Correction records. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 252-504-4800 or dial 911 or *HP.


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  • OpinionatedGuy Sep 26, 2012

    Why is there no news of this on the website today???? Keep us alert and informed... Do your job...

  • caryzoo Sep 25, 2012

    I am not going to vent on the pedophile, everyone else is doing a great enough job. I am going to hope and pray this girl is okay. That's all.

  • gingerlynn Sep 25, 2012

    everyone go to WITN...It was not FB...he was working at a construction site behind her home and somehow convinced her to give him her number...

  • foghat001 Sep 25, 2012

    dontprintthis - the name begs for trolling - but I'll bite - they knew she was in contact with him over the internet - that's how they found out there had been weeks of contact -

    - it's almost certain it was FB, MS, YT or some such

  • NCHighlander Sep 25, 2012

    See what happens when you let these vermin out?

  • gingerlynn Sep 25, 2012

    Sauratownmtn, yes he does have family there. The child he fathered by the 12 year old he went to prison for.

  • Sauratownmtn Sep 25, 2012

    He was found guilty in Stokes County on 2 counts of sex offenses in 2004 and spent 6 years in prison and just got released last year..Wonder if he has family in Stokes County now and he is there?

  • iknowmyschnitzel Sep 25, 2012

    They lived less than 2 miles from each other. Stop speculating FB and blaming social media. Geez.

  • twatkinsntp Sep 25, 2012

    How did this guy have access to this girl? Why did the parents not step in if it had been going on for several weeks? Too many questions and such a short report on what should be a huge story.

  • Glass Half Full Sep 25, 2012

    A lot of kids don't use their real names on FB. We don't know from this story whether or not FB was utilized by this animal. We know the father and the animal knew each other. It's not been stated how, it doesn't matter. What matters now is getting this girl away from this man. Every minute she's with him is further damage to her for the rest of her life.