|Missing girls found safe in Hermitage|
|Thursday, January 3, 2013|
By SABRINA GARRETT
Two Wilson County girls who allegedly ran away from home Thursday morning were found that afternoon in Hermitage.
Mary Caldwell, the mother of 15-year-old Courtney Caldwell, said that she and friend, Katie Stanley, disappeared before 5 a.m. Caldwell called Lebanon Police, who did not believe that any foul play was involved.
“This is the first time she has done anything like this,” Caldwell said, adding that she had spoken with her daughter on the telephone Thursday afternoon. “She just now called me and said she loved me. Then she hung up.”
Caldwell said that Lebanon Police Officers searched both girls’ homes and that neither was found at school. Courtney is a student at Lebanon High School and Katie is a student at Winfree Bryant Middle School.
Police Chief Scott Bowen said both girls were located and that Caldwell alerted him of this just after 4 p.m.