Missing Tennessee teen found safe in Wisconsin

A 14-year-old girl from east Tennessee who has been missing for more than two weeks has been found safe in Wisconsin, several media outlets reported Thursday night.

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Savannah Leigh Pruitt, who has been missing from her Madisonville home since Jan. 13, was found in a residence in Wisconsin, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

"She is safe, she is in custody so that's a very good ending to this," Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones told WATE. "She's doing fine."

FBI agents in Wisconsin found the girl around 9 p.m. Thursday, according to a tweet from the FBI's Knoxville division.

Earlier Thursday, the teen's adoptive father, Randall Pruitt, 41, was arrested and charged with rape, WKRN reported.

Jones said Thursday night the charge against Randall Pruitt was separate from the teen's disappearance, WATE reported. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail.

"We don't believe at this time he has any connection to her running away or missing," Jones told the television station.

Randall Pruitt is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

Savannah Pruitt "had access to food and water" and "appeared to be doing fine," Jones told the newspaper. The sheriff would not comment on how the teen got to Wisconsin or who she was with when she was found, nor would he give information about her cellphone, the News Sentinel reported.

"I'm having to be vague in all my statements because this is still an ongoing investigation," Jones told the newspaper. “There’s the possibility of multiple other charges coming forward with multiple people involved. And truthfully that’s about all we can say at this time."

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