This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Carlie Marie Trent, 9, of Rogersville, Tenn.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation/AP
May 12, 2016 11:12 PM EDT

Carlie Trent, the 9-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle last week, has been found after two local residents discovered her and her uncle on their property, officials said Thursday.

And the uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, is in police custody, Josh Devine, a spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to NBC News.

Simpson has been charged with “especially aggravated kidnapping,” TBI Director Mark Gwyn said at a press conference Thursday evening, and authorities were planning on pursuing additional charges if warranted.

Gwyn said his agency had asked the public to check their property…

Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at

You May Also Like