Arrest made in 2017 Dadeville missing child case

Arrest made in 2017 Dadeville missing child case
Terry Barnett (Source: Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office)

TALLAPOOSA CO., AL (WSFA) - A man has been arrested in connection to a July 2017 investigation involving a missing child in Tallapoosa County, according to Sheriff Jimmy Abbett.

The sheriff's office opened an investigation into the disappearance of 11-year-old Victoria Skye Smith in Dadeville back on July 15, 2017. She was later found safe by law enforcement in Rossville, Georgia.

Abbett says after a lengthy investigation by his office, the Tri-County Advocacy Center, and the District Attorney's office, a suspect was arrested Thursday.

Terry Vaughn Barnett, 57, of  Dadeville, was arrested and charged with interference with custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Barnett was taken to the Tallapoosa County Jail where bond was set at $20,000.

An investigation is ongoing.

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