MACON, Ga--According to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies working in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Florida’s Orange County Sheriff’s Office, found an 11-year-old girl and her abductor Sunday afternoon at a hotel in west Macon.
Alice Amelia Johnson from Orlando, Florida was reported as an endangered runaway by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at around 9:00a.m. Sunday morning.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tracked Johnson's cell phone as she was with 24-year-old John Peter Byrns of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Just before 2:00p.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Bibb Sheriff’s Office as Johnson’s phone was tracked to an area near Presidential Parkway, in west Bibb County.
Byrns vehicle was found at the Holiday Inn Express hotel, located at 4970 Harrison Road, at around 5:00 p.m.
F.B.I. agents and deputies safely recovered Johnson and took Byrns into custody after they were found inside one of the hotel rooms.
Byrns is currently being held for the F.B.I. at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Johnson’s family has been notified.
Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and F.B.I. Agents are keeping Johnson in a safe place until she is reunited with her family, later tonight.