NEOLA, W.Va. — Authorities say the discovery of a missing teen and the apprehension of her alleged abductors was a multi-agency effort.

Nicole Hall, 14.

Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday night at around 9, Sergeant G.R. Workman and Corporal C.R. Smith of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office alongside U.S. Marshal K. Long arrested Charles Krafft, 21 of White Sulphur Springs, and Christopher Rider, 27 of Frankford.

Missing juvenile Nicole Hall, 14, was found unharmed with them and reunited with her family.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan said Friday they received several tips from the public and conducted numerous interviews in the hours following Hall’s Wednesday morning disappearance.

She was last seen at the Lewisburg Super 8 Motel. It was believed they were heading to either California or Florida. The interviews led them to a location in Neola.

Rider faces charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Parole Violation. Krafft was arrested on charges of Aiding and Abetting in the Abduction of a Child. Additional charges are forthcoming pending further investigation.

The motive behind Hall’s abduction is still unclear, the Sheriff’s Department said Friday.


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