A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing from Rowan County Thursday, was found and is safe Friday night, according to the sheriff’s office.
Lauren Haynes was reported missing from her home on Melbourne Drive in China Grove around 3 a.m. Thursday after her parents discovered she was gone. On Friday, deputies said they were able to determine that Haynes left her home to meet up with 28-year-old Jake Kelly. The two traveled to Statesville together and were taken into custody Friday evening.
Felony arrest warrants were obtained for Kelly in relation to the case.