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Eloped from Foster Care

January 6, 2012 permalink

In North Carolina Molly Hill decided she would be better off living with her boyfriend Jonas Kelly Dellinger than in a foster home. Police arrested Dellinger and turned Molly over to juvenile authorities.



Teen charged for sheltering runaway

Kyrsha "Kitt" Elizabeth Allen
Kyrsha "Kitt" Elizabeth Allen, 16.
Photo courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they've charged an 18-year-old man after they discovered he helped a teenage girl who ran away from her foster home in Lincoln County.

On Thursday, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office asked the public for help to find 15-year-old Molly Hill. Authorities said she ran away from a foster home in western Lincoln County around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Burke County officers found Molly on Friday at a home in Morganton where 18-year-old Jonas Kelly Dellinger lives, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities said Dellinger provided shelter and assistance to the girl knowing that she was a runaway. He was charged with contributed to a juvenile's delinquency.

Molly will be returned to Lincoln County, where she will be turned over to juvenile authorities.

Lincoln County authorities are still searching for another teen believed to have run away from her father's home in Stanley.

Kyrsha Elizabeth Allen, 16, of Belmont was last seen on Dec. 28. Kyrsha, who goes by the nickname "Kitt," may be heading to California or West Virginia, authorities said. She is a white female who is 5 feet-5 and about 100 pounds, authorities said. She has reddish-blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 704-736-8856 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

Source: Charlotte Observer.