Martinez teen reported missing

Columbia County police are asking for help locating a missing Martinez teen.


Ashley Nicole Pon, 15, was last seen March 10 at her home in the 200 block of Creekview Circle. Her grandmother said Ashley was wearing black shorts, a brown vest and flip flops, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report.

Ashley is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Because she has run away many times, she is wearing a court-ordered monitoring device, said sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. But authorities have been unable to locate her. She is presumed to be staying with friends in the Augusta area, Morris said.

If she is found, Ashley will be charged as an unruly child and taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center, Morris said.

Anyone with information about Ashley's location should contact sheriff's office Investigator Stephanie Carani at (706) 541-2862.


Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222, ext. 110 or




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