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Missing Gwinnett County teen located, man arrested for enticing minor

By AccessWDUN Staff

Gwinnett County Police said Friday morning they safely located a missing teenager from Stone Mountain and arrested a man for enticing the minor to a home in the City of Morrow. 

According to a press release from the agency, Ashley Bell, 14, was found and reunited with her family.

Her recovery came after the lead detective received information that Bell was at a home on Sanders Drive in Morrow. Officers with the Lake City Police Department and the City of Morrow Police Department visited the home and located Bell.

Bell was allegedly found at the home with Russell Cheeves, 41, of Morrow. Cheeves was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes and interference with custody. Additionally, Clayton County Jail records show he is facing an additional charge of child molestation for crimes that happened in Morrow.


Original story published June 7 at 1 p.m.:

Gwinnett County Police are asking the public to help them find a missing teenage girl they say may be in danger.

In a release, police officials said Ashley Bell, age 14 of Stone Mountain, was last seen on May 24 in the parking lot of Parkview High School near Lilburn where she is a student. She was reportedly leaving the school after taking an exam.

According to authorities, Bell's cell phone was turned off a few hours after she was last seen. She has not had any social media activity since that time and she does not have access to money or a vehicle. Authorities said Bell's disappearance is outside her normal behavior, as she had perfect attendance in school.

Bell is described as a black female standing 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighing 145 pounds with brown eyes and curly brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, brown tights and white and brown shoes.

Anyone with information on Bell's location is asked to contact Gwinnett County Police detectives by calling 770-513-5300. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta by calling 404-577-8477 or on the organization's website.

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