A call home from a High Falls girl to her grandmother and tips from the public helped end a nationwide manhunt for 14-year old girls missing from their homes in Barnesville and High Falls.
Stranded in Tennessee where Amber Henry was dropped off at a convenience store, the High Falls girl picked up the phone at about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Lamar County Sheriff's Office.
Law officers across the nation had been on alert since Henry and Kirsten Kamradt, of Barnesville, were said to be in danger after they were reported taken from their homes Wednesday morning.
Word was they were headed either to North Carolina or the Volunteer State, which led up to its name with folks offering up information.
The public had seen pictures of the girls and their accused abductors, Joshua Paul Crowe, 19, of Barnesville, and Dustin Blake Elliott, 19, of Upson County, in newspapers and on television.
The influx of leads directed a Hamblin County deputy who stopped their car and brought Kamradt to safety, the release stated.
As the girls are reunited with their families, Crowe and Elliott will sit in jail awaiting extradition to Georgia to answer felony charges of interference with custody, said Ginger Story of the Lamar County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's offices in Lamar and Monroe counties worked with Barnesville Police, Georgia State Patrol, GBI, FBI, U.S. Marshals and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the search for the four.
The Lamar County Sheriff's Office also expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigaiton, Johnson City police and Hamblin County deputies with returning the girls safely.