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.