7/7/2015 – Missing teen Hayleigh Wilson found with sex offender in Virginia
WASHINGTON — Hayleigh Wilson, the 14-year-old girl reported missing from Tennessee last month, was found Tuesday morning in Smyth County, Virginia. She was with 41-year-old Benjamin Shook, the known sex offender police believed she ran away with on June 22. Police said the pair was caught when someone called 911 after spotting the man and the teen entering a home Tuesday morning to take a shower.
“At approximately 5 a.m., a citizen called 9-1-1 informing authorities that Shook and the missing Tennessee teen were at her home seeking refuge,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. “Within minutes, Smyth County officers, who are members of the USMS Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF), arrived at the residence and safely rescued Wilson and arrested Shook, a known sexual predator, without incident.” READ MORE HERE
MISSING: Hayleigh Wilson, 14, spotted with sex offender, Benjamin Shook, she met via online KIK app
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Tennessee girl who ran away from home to be with a convicted child molester that she met online.
Surgoinsville Police are searching for Hayleigh Wilson, who may be with 41-year-old sex offender Benjamin Shook.
Hayleigh left her home in Surgoinsville in East Tennessee at about 10 p.m. on Monday, June 22.
The Surgoinsville Police Chief said Shook met Hayleigh online, and she stole her father’s truck and met Shook at an undisclosed location.
Hayleigh, who is white, 5’5? and 150 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes, was last seen wearing “a sleeveless Flowery top with dark colored shorts or skirt and boots.”
Shook, who also goes by Ben, is also white and has multiple tattoos. He was wearing “a blue shirt with the letters ‘Ford’ written on it, dark shorts and a camouflage baseball hat.” He is 6’3? tall, weighs 175 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair.
“If you have any information on Hayleigh Wilson or Ben Shook, contact the Surgionsville Police Department at 423-272-7121 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.”
Hayleigh was spotted at a Walmart store in Marion, North Carolina, in the early morning hours of June 23. The store is located at 2875 Sugar Hill Road in Marion, which is in the western part of the state.The store is about two hours away from Surgoinsville, Tenneseee, where Hayleigh lives and was reported missing from. Hayleigh and Shook were recorded trying to use Hayleigh’s step-father’s credit card.