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UPDATE: Two adults arrested following police chase, AMBER Alert

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GORDON COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A police chase added another level of drama to an AMBER Alert issued Tuesday night in Tennessee. 

A similar Levi's Call was issued in Georgia for earlier in the day for a 14-year-old girl.

Two adults were arrested after an AMBER Alert that spanned from North Georgia into Tennessee.

Sheriff's deputies in Loudon County, Tennessee found the missing Gordon County teen in the backseat of a car.

Emily Page Sherer, 21, and Arrow James-Sims Smith, also 21, were arrested following the chase that went north on Interstate 75 before turning west on Interstate 40.

Deputies say all three knew each other and that the teen met at least one of them through the internet.

Investigators are still trying to figure out where they were going and why.

Police cruisers surrounded a blue Subaru on this dirt road near Knoxville.

Authorities in Calhoun, Georgia had been looking for the car and a missing 14-year-old girl since Monday. She was not hurt.

"Initially, she was probably going with them willingly almost as like a runaway and then sometime during the trip, she became where she no longer wanted to be with them. I think it was when they left the state," Cpl. Billy Hall of the Loudon County Sheriff's Office.

The teen denies that. She posted publicly on Facebook that she was not kidnapped.

Investigators said the teen along with 21-year-old Emily Sherer and Arrow Smith met at a park in North Georgia.

The girl was last seen near the Baymont Inn by I-75. A hotel clerk said Sherer checked in there for the night, but never saw the teen.

The next day they traveled more than 100 miles before someone spotted them on Tuesday.

"We believe they probably heard the amber alert that you get on your phones like everybody else. They probably got that same amber alert, so they knew we were going to be after them," Cpl. Hall said.

The Loudon County Sheriff's Office report says the blue Subarau (detailed in the AMBER Alert) and driven by Sherer, refused to pull over and then sped off at speeds in excess of 120 mph in a 65 mph zone on the interstate.

It ended on a dirt road with two adults in handcuffs who are facing felony evading arrest charges.

Family members picked up the teen to return her home. Authorities are grateful for everyone who kept an eye out for the missing girl.

"You know, we're blessed to have citizens in East Tennessee that are alert like this and make that phone call," Cpl. Hall said.

Sherer and Smith are expected to appear before a judge on Thursday for their charges in Loudon County.

They will face felony kidnapping charges in Gordon County, Georgia and will be extradited there soon.


PREVIOUS STORY: The TBI says the Gordon County, Georgia teenager at the center of an AMBER Alert and LEVI'S CALL has been found.

A Facebook post from 14-year-old Skylee Miranda Aline Morgan told her friends that she was home and "fine," which was followed by another post expressing her feelings after the incident.

Morgan was found safe in less than two hours after the original alert was issued by the GBI.

TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland tells Channel 3, the suspect, 21-year-old Emily Sherer, and Morgan were spotted by a driver on I-75 in East Tennessee, who reported the sighting to Georgia authorities. 

Niland says the TBI was notified and ultimately, troopers with Tennessee Highway Patrol and Loudon County Sheriff's deputies were able to find Sherer and the missing teen.

Sherer's charges have not been released.

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PREVIOUS STORY: The GBI and TBI have issued a Levi's Call and AMBER Alert on behalf of the Gordon County Sheriff's Office for 14-year-old Skylee Miranda Aline Morgan.

The TBI says the teen may be in the Chattanooga area.

Morgan is described as a white female, who's 5"5' tall, and weighs about 160 pounds. She has blue eyes and long brown hair in a pony tail.

The GBI says she was last seen at Baymont Inn on I-75 northbound in Calhoun.

She's believed to be with 21-year-old Emily Paige Sherer who's described as a white female that is 5"4' tall, with blue eyes.

Sherer is driving a 2017 Blue Subaru Impreza, with Arizona tag number CAS-2410.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call 911 immediately or the Gordon County Sheriff's Office at 770-547-4392.

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