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Amber Alert canceled for missing 11-year-old

Posted January 6, 2010

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— A North Carolina Amber Alert was issued and canceled on Wednesday for a missing 11-year-old girl.

Authorities said Alexis Cartwright was found with her father, Lemuel Cartwright, in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in Manning, S.C. around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Lemuel Cartwright, 55, was taken into custody. He faces charges of abduction and child neglect. Officials said he will be held on a federal warrant and will appear in federal court on Thursday.

Alexis and her family are from Bath, N.C.

Alexis was in good condition, police said. The North Carolina Department of Social Services is currently in the process of making arrangements for her return home.

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  • teacher-mom Jan 6, 2010

    I am glad that she was found okay. Diabetes is nothing to play around with.

  • APXmom Jan 6, 2010

    She has been found safe and the Amber Alert is canceled. She is a minor. Why is WRAL still posting her photo? Let the child be.

  • amyrn Jan 6, 2010

    Yes, she's 11. Different children mature at different rates. My 15 year old gets mistaken for 18 year old. Anyway, the mother didn't have custody of this child either. DSS of Beaufort County does. She has Type I Diabetes (called Juvenile depending on the age developed) and according to other sites, she is somewhat rebellious and I can really understand that. It's hard to be going through puberty and add diabetes to that and it can be really bad. The hospital she was is deals with chronic illnesses and also psychiatric/psychological/emotional problems. And, going out on a limb, I would be willing to bet she was "committed" there as opposed to "admitted" there. I feel for her daddy. She probably begged him to take her out of there and he did. I don't think he should be charged with a federal offense. I think they all need some counseling and some help.

  • Godschild43 Jan 6, 2010

    Prayers have been answered.Glad she has been found and that she is safe.

  • KniftyKnitter Jan 6, 2010

    Glad the girl is safe!!
    Are you sure she's just 11, though? She looks like she's 15 or 16. (I know that doesn't have anything to do with it.....I'm just wondering.)

  • cornfused Jan 6, 2010

    i AM GLAD THE CHILD IS SAFE AND HOPE THAT THIS FATHER WAS NOT ACCUSED FALSELY OF ENDANGERING HIS CHILD DUE TO A DOMESTIC DISPUTE WITH THE MOTHER. i PERSONNALLY KNOW A PARENT THAT RECENTLY THREATENED TO ISSUE AN AMBER ALERT BECAUSE SHE DID NOT AGREE WITH WHERE HER HUSBAND (THEY ARE SEPARATED) WAS GOING TO TAKE THEIR CHILD. THAT IS JUST SILLY, I HOPE THAT WAS NOT THE CASE HERE AND i HOPE SHE CAN GET ANY NEEDED MEDICAL ASISTANCE.

  • itsmyownopinion Jan 6, 2010

    I'm glad she was found safe. My brother had juvenile diabetes, and it is not something to mess with.

  • sssh.. whisper Jan 6, 2010

    my prayers are with the child.. May she be found quickly

  • concerncitizen Jan 6, 2010

    I pray, I never get this stupid.... that I endanger my child or any child for the sack of a disagreement with the other parent!

  • LovinMyLife Jan 6, 2010

    Goly, I hate to hear things like this. Espically when they are in need of medical attention. Some parent to deprive their child of medical help!