UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two teenagers who ran away last week from their Scott County homes have been found safe and returned home to their families, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
According to the department, deputies responded to a criminal mischief complaint and found a backpack with an ID of one of the teens. Deputies started to check houses in that area and found one that was linked to them and the two were hanging out in the yard, according to the department.
UPDATE 11 A.M. MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – The car two 14-year-old Scott County teenagers took from a family member and used to runaway last week has been found.
According to Sgt. Eddie Hart with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, the car was found abandoned on Highway 25 South.
Investigators believe it had been there several days, which leads them to believe someone is helping the boys remain missing. Deputies say anyone helping the two will face custodial interference charges.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 1 p.m. SUNDAY, July 5, 2020
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – There is growing concern for two 14-year olds who investigators say ran away from home last Wednesday in Scott County.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Department says Nikolas Pettit and Brodie Black left in a family member’s 2017 Silver Ford Escape. Neither boy is legally old enough to drive.
Investigators say the teens threw their cell phones into a field, which were found with a tracking app.
Deputies say the longer the teens are away from home, the more likely they could come into harms way.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two teens is asked to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Department at 502-863-7855.