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Teen accused of helping Franklinton girl leave home

Posted June 4, 2008

— A Louisburg teen was arrested Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of a  14-year-old girl who was found Tuesday.

Charles Kelton Sumner, 16, of 2842 NC 98 West, was charged with resisting a public officer and contributing to delinquency of a juvenile.

Sumner may have assisted in helping Kali Elizabeth Norris, 14, leave home and then hiding at his residence, police said.

Norris went missing last Thursday and was found on Tuesday afternoon.

Sumner was being held under a $16,000 bond at the Franklin County Jail.

Police said that because Norris is a juvenile, they would not disclose any details about the relationship between the two or where Norris was found.


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  • TrooperChik Jun 6, 2008

    not-today.......Speak for yourself. If you want to address yourself as a 'hick' that is just fine, however there are people who live in that county that are very well educated and just enjoy the peacefulness and are NOT classified as 'hicks'.
    From what I understand her parents are very involved in the church and there was a neurological deficit in question. Both kids need to be reprimanded and put on probation.

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  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jun 6, 2008

    I don't know the details, but if a I had a 14 y/o girl that ran away, I wouldn't want her friends to turn her away so she can wander the streets. But I hope they'd make an effort to let me know she was okay.

  • baileysmom3 Jun 6, 2008

    some kids help others that are being hurt at home by taking them in. this boy did nothing wrong.

  • CrewMax Jun 6, 2008

    These are kids. Kids make mistakes. Charging this boy? Don't
    they have more important fish to fry?

  • Con Amor Jun 6, 2008

    This is crazy! I'm sorry, but IMO this boy should NOT be charged. Teenagers have been doing this type of thing for years and years. He was not holding her against her will! He felt that he was helping a friend. Thats what friends are suposed to do. We do not know why this girl runs away. Maybe there are some bad things going on at home. Or, maybe she's just a spoiled brat who runs off when she doesnt get her way, or when she wants attention. WE do not know! But, the boy shouldnt be charged!!!!

  • Tarheel born Jun 5, 2008

    To the post "too young for the age of consent". Not true and there is not a statutory rape charge because he needs to be a least 5 years older than the 'victim'. But you can bet she's not going to testify about what if anything they did or didn't do.

    At the very least, everyone knows where she is but whether she's alright is another matter.

  • blueice Jun 5, 2008

    Not-today... I hate to hurt your feelings the people that live in FRANKLIN COUNTY are not hicks. This happens all the the US all the time so I guess ever county that it happens in they are hicks too????

  • LaLa-Land Jun 5, 2008

    It's all perception, as are most things. And, if this discussion doesn't stop, anyone reading it will see just what hicks we are in Franklin County. Good Lord, stop already.

  • cool_rocker999 Jun 5, 2008

    dude, hes my friend at school!! and why does it matter, she's found.. and a $16,000 bond??!?! that's the most retarded thing ever. it was her choice to run away..