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Missing teen located, man arrested

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Roger Lanford who has been arrested in connection with some outstanding warrants and the abduction of a teen. (BCSO)

Melissa Molina, who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday night in Georgia, has been found.

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office posted the statement below on its Facebook page:

AMBER Alert/Missing Person Update:
We are pleased to advise Melissa Molina that was missing last evening has been located. Roger Lanford was also located and arrested for previous warrants and charges are pending related to this incident. We would like to thank the Hall County Sheriff's Office and GBI for their assistance in this matter.

According to an earlier post on the Chatham Emergency Management Agency, the Barrow County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were looking for the missing teen.


Chatham EMA said the teen was believed to have been abducted by Roger Lanford and was in "extreme danger."