AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF/WNCN) – Calah Waskow, a 15-year-old Georgia teen who had been considered to be in “extreme danger,” has been found alive.
WJBF NewsChannel 6 has confirmed Calah Waskow and Jason Johnson, 37, have been located in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Officers in Sevierville say they received a call from a gentleman who was following the subjects.
They went from gas station to gas station and then were finally stopped and detained at the Russell Stover Candy Store.
Johnson is being taken into custody by Sevierville Police Department.
Calah Waskow was transported to the emergency room to be evaluated.
On Saturday afternoon Waskow’s brother, Jayson Wheatley, posted to Facebook saying “they found her and have him in custody. Tennessee is where they were caught.”
An AMBER Alert had been issued in South Carolina and Georgia last week.
Late Friday, the AMBER Alert was canceled for South Carolina but was still active in Georgia.
Waskow was considered to be in extreme danger as her accused abductor was wanted on child molestation charges, authorities said.
Johnson was wanted on charges of aggravated child molestation, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
Waskow’s parents made a plea for their daughter’s safe return, CBS affiliate WRDW reported.
Nora Waskow said she found her daughter’s bedroom empty Monday and called authorities.
“I just really want him to bring my baby back home,” Nora told WRDW. “I miss her so much and I’m really scared of what he could be doing to her right now.”