Man Found With Missing Girl Arrested

A young man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught at a Smithfield hotel with a missing Clayton teenager.

On Jan. 10th, the 15 year-old girl disappeared from her Clayton home.  She was reported missing the next day to Clayton Police.  Her family told police she may have left over a dispute about the person she was dating.

On Jan. 16th, the missing girl was found by Smithfield Police at a hotel and returned to her family.

Police said they located 42.5 grams of marijuana in the hotel room.  The person in the room with the missing girl, 17 year-old Justin Lahmar Collier of Whitley Oaks Court, Smithfield was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.  Collier was given a $2,500 bond.   Police did not disclose if Collier was the person the missing teen had been dating.