Man Arrested After Lincoln Co. Toddler Found Safe


by Anthony Burman

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C.-- A missing Lincolnton toddler has been found safe in Beaufort County after an amber alert was issued.

According to detectives, Christina Koonce, 3, was found early Monday morning in Washington County, North Carolina. 

Troy Lee Koonce, the boyfriend of Christina's mother, was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping. Mary Bowen, Christina Koonce's mother, told deputies she, Koonce, and her children went to a store around 3 p.m. Sunday before Koonce left with the toddler.

Koonce is in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.


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