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Covington county child says he escaped abduction


A Covington County child is safe at home after being held against his will for several hours Friday.

Sheriff Stan Smith says the incident happened around 6:40 am on Barnes Road. Authorities say the 13-year-old child told them he was approached by an unknown man and held against his will for three hours inside a deer stand.

The child told authorities he managed to escape to his nearby home. Law enforcement were notified of the child's disappearance after his guardian placed a call to his school. Authorities say the child was unharmed and they believe this incident was an isolated one.

The child described the unknown man as a white male, about 6' 1" tall, with a slender build, curly blonde hair and green eyes.  

If you have any information you are asked to call the Covington County Sheriff department at 601-765-8281.

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