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Tennessee police issue Amber Alert for girl believed to be in NC

Posted June 24, 2015

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Tennessee girl who was last seen with a 41-year-old man in western North Carolina.
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— An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Tennessee girl who was last seen with a 41-year-old man in western North Carolina.

Hayleigh Cheyenne Wilson left her home in Surgoinsville on Monday and was spotted early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart in Marion with Benjamin Shook, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The TBI said Shook has an active warrant out of Georgia for failing to register as a sex offender.

The girl is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes.

Shook is described as a white male, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Police say they may be traveling in a maroon 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with Tennessee plate D6020D.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify potential victims of sexual assault.

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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jun 24, 2015
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    "The Associated Press generally doesn't identify potential victims of sexual assault." Well, we don't know that the child has been assaulted, but assume so. She is pictured for her sake in order to be found.