LIBERTY - City police found a missing 15-year-old girl hiding in a closet Tuesday night when they went to check on the welfare of two children at a Liberty apartment.
The girl, who is from Russell County, had been reported missing in September, police said.
Sgt. Joey Miller went to Carmicleview apartments about 5:30 p.m. after police received a call from a man requesting a check on the welfare of two of his grandchildren, an infant and a 2-year-old.
The children's mother, Amanda Cain, 21, of Adams Street, was spotted attempting to leave in a car with the infant.
The officer went into the apartment to check on the 2-year-old, but the child was not there. He found Jonathan Cundiff, 22, of 3065 Poplar Hill Road, along with a smoking marijuana pipe that was on a coffee table. Miller said Cundiff ran out the back door of the apartment.
Deputy Sheriffs Dennis Allen and Freeman Luttrell were called to assist. During a search, the officers found the 15-year-old girl from Russell County hiding in a closet.