Emily Barger

Missing 14-Year-Old Indiana Girl Found Safe In Shed 200 Miles From Home, 18-Year-Old Taken Into Custody

A 14-year-old Indiana girl reported missing and in “extreme danger” on Monday was found safe Wednesday night 200 miles from her home.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Emily Barger was last seen at about 1 a.m. Monday in Georgetown, some two hours south of Indianapolis.

The Attica Police Department said that Floyd County authorities notified them that they believe Barger and 18-year-old Terry Ross were in their city, and officers found her “staying in a shed behind a residence in Attica.”

A short time later they found Ross walking down a street and took him into custody on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor under 16. Floyd County authorities are working to determine what charges to file against him there.

Attica Police said the girl was reunited with her father at the police department headquarters.

“I am glad she is back home and the Attica Police Department needs to get a special thanks, they did a great job getting her,” Barger’s father, Shawn, told Fox News Digital on Thursday morning.

Attica Police also denied rumors that they used their SWAT team to take Ross into custody.

“The Attica Police Department does not have a SWAT team, and none were requested to the scene,” the department said. “This incident was handled by patrol officers of the Attica Police Department.”

Attica is about 80 miles west of Indianapolis.

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[Featured image: Emily Barger/Floyd County Sheriff’s Office]