Two men charged earlier this week after a missing Wilkes County teen was found in Northern Alexander County are now facing charges including kidnapping.
Ivestigators don’t believe the juvenile knew the two men or had ever had any previous contact or communication with them. All three, the suspects and the teen were found at that Vashti residence early Monday evening. As previously reported, the Alexander Sheriff’s Office charged Steelman and Carpenter with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. They were held in the Alexander County Detention Center before being transferred to Wilkes County.