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Amber Alert Canceled: Missing Honey Grove Teen Found in Arlington

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Police in Honey Grove say a 13-year-old girl reported missing overnight Tuesday was found Thursday morning at an apartment in North Arlington.

Honey Grove Police told NBC 5 Thursday afternoon that the girl's mother returned home from work at about midnight Wednesday and noticed her daughter wasn't at home.

At 7:40 a.m., she notified police and an Amber Alert was issued shortly before midnight Thursday saying the girl was believed to be in grave and immediate danger.

On Thursday morning, Honey Grove Police said the child had been located.

Arlington police shared more details Thursday afternoon saying the girl was found at an apartment on the 700 block of Trinity Circle and that a man they identified as 31-year-old Nolan Neighbors had been taken into custody.

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Nolan Neighbors, booking photo, June 16, 2022.

Arlington police told NBC 5 that they believe neighbors and the teen began chatting online and arranged to meet with each other.

The man is expected to be charged with harboring a runaway child, but officials said more charges could be filed in the ongoing investigation.

The girl's mother was in Arlington when her child was located and had been there most of the night with other family members searching for the teen. The girl has been reunited with her family.

Honey Grove is located in Fannin County, about 50 miles northeast of McKinney and about 20 miles west of Paris. The Texas DPS and FBI assisted in the investigation.

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