Missing Tennessee child found in Hobby Lobby parking lot in South Carolina

Scene where child was located.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office says they stopped a vehicle at the Hobby Lobby in Spartanburg Co. around 3:30 p.m.

They say it was because of an attempt to locate call about a missing child out of Pigeon Forge TN.

The Pigeon Forge Police Department asked the sheriff’s office to check the area around the Hobby Lobby for a parental kidnapping victim and suspect.

Deputies say they located the van in the parking with the 2-year-old girl and her father inside.

Nicholas Ray Shaver (From: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office)
Nicholas Ray Shaver (From: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office)
They arrested the father, 33-year-old Nicholas Ray Shaver, without incident and took him to the detention center.
They will be seeking a Fugitive from Justice warrant on the man.

The toddler was taken to the sheriff’s office where she was checked out by EMS.

They say she slept through the whole ordeal.

She is in a temporary shelter until her mom can come get her.

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