UPDATE: NC man charged with abducting Buchanan County teen

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Police have charged a North Carolina man with abducting a Buchanan County teenager. 

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has charged 21-year-old Michael Charles Newnam of Gibsonville, N.C. with one count of abduction. 

Investigators say Newnam abducted 15-year-old Madeline Wells on Wednesday. They believe the two met on Facebook. 

Newnam and Wells were located in the Pikeville, Ky. area on Thursday. She is now back with her family while he is currently in custody in Kentucky awaiting extradition back to Buchanan County. 

The sheriff’s office says additional charges against Newnam are possible. The investigation is ongoing. 

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