Burke County Runaway Teen Found Safe

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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says Zachariah Watts has been found and is safe.

Original Story (May 10, 2019):

VALDESE, NC — Burke County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 14-year-old teen they say ran away from home.

Zachariah Watts was last seen walking away from his home on Abee’s Grove Church Road on May 3rd, officials say. He is believed to be in the Valdese or Hickory area.

Watts is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 250 pounds, with brown medium length curly hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt, black pants with a green and red stripe down the sides and bright red tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the BCSO at 828-438-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.