(New York Daily News) A group of heroes saved a missing 9-year-old Tennessee girl Thursday after she disappeared more than a week ago with an uncle who kidnapped her from school.
Donnie Lawson, Stuart Franklin, Larry Hamblen and Roger Carpenter, a Baptist minister, were searching a rural property out in Hawkins County when they stumbled upon little Carlie Trent and her uncle, 57-year-old Gary Simpson, Franklin told the Daily News.
Carpenter held Simpson, wanted for kidnapping the girl last Wednesday, at gunpoint while Lawson went to call the authorities. The remote area was accessible only with four-wheel drive vehicles and had limited cell phone service, said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn.
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