Teen found safe, Amber Alert canceled

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Amber Alert issued for teen
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Posted at 7:14 AM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 09:02:58-05

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — An Amber Alert has been canceled for a missing teen. Investigators say she is safe and the 22-year-old man who took her is in custody.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Alexis Smiley, 13, left her home in Loudon County with William Tyler Nicholson Thursday March 3.

Nicholson will face aggravated kidnapping charges.