The Newport Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a kidnapping early Sunday morning.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office radio log, the report came in just after midnight that a juvenile female had been abducted from a residence on Hines Street in Newport. Witnesses advised the vehicle was a black van. Family members were on the phone with the juvenile for an unknown length of time before contact was lost.
Surrounding agencies were advised of the traffic and multiple agencies were asked to assist in locating possible suspects who may have been involved. White County assisted in attempting to track the phone.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., officers were advised via radio traffic to respond to the residence where the initial report was taken, that the juvenile had been returned.
As of press time, the case was still under investigation.