Police fear for runaway teen

Shelby Partridge and Scott Terry

Columbia County authorities are looking for a runaway teenager from Appling who might be in danger, police say.

Shelby Miranda Partridge, 16, is believed to have run away on Monday with 22-year-old Michael Scott Terry in a stolen white Dodge Caravan.

Shelby was last seen at her home at 2498 Louisville Road. She is 4-foot-10-inches tall, 93 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Terry has active arrest warrants for interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is described as being 5-foot-8-inches tall, 166 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Shelby or Terry are asked to call Columbia County sheriff’s Investigator E. Gary Harden at (706) 541-1044.


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