THIS IS BREAKING NEWS.
Breaking news on this Thursday evening comes from Stanley County, just east of Charlotte.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 16-year-old girl.
The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office has identified the girl as Stephanie Morton, who is five foot four inches tall with red hair and blue eyes.
According to authorities, Stephanie was last seen at South Stanly High School this morning at around 7:30.
They believe she may be in the company of a 30-year-old man named Dwayne Bartlett.
It is believed that the two are traveling in a red passenger car.
A surveillance photo of the suspect’s car has been released.
If you have any information about Stephanie Morton’s whereabouts or if you spot the vehicle pictured here, please contact the authorities immediately.
The Amber Alert has been activated to ensure the swift and safe recovery of Stephanie Morton.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward and assist in the search efforts.
Please stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.