Carlie Trent, the 9-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle last week, has been found, police said Thursday.
Her uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, is in police custody, Josh Devine, a spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to NBC News.
Resident Donnie Lawson and Baptist minister Roger Carpenter found Simpson and Carlie on their property along rural trails. Carpenter then held Simpson at gunpoint while Lawson called 911, TBI Director Mark Gwyn said during a press conference Thursday.
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Simpson — Carlie's uncle by marriage — has been charged with “especially aggravated kidnapping,” according to Gwyn.