A Jones County girl is back home with her family while her 20-year-old companion is behind bars facing statuatory rape.The 12-year-old girl walked away from home after her parents said she could not stay over a friend's house Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly before noon Thursday, the girl was found at a house in the Red Hill community with 20-year-old Michael Maxcey. Deputies said when they found the two they were in bed asleep.
Authorities said there was evidence of alleged sexual contact between the two. Now, Maxcey is in Jones County Jail on statuatory rape charges.