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

Posted June 24, 2015 11:37 a.m. EDT
Updated June 24, 2015 2:55 p.m. EDT

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.

— 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.