CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - An 8-year-old boy reported missing in Cleveland County Friday night was found safe shortly after midnight on Saturday morning.
According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, 8-year-old Tristen Wayne Woodrum had gone missing around 6:40 p.m.
He was later located about a mile from his house and was taken to his home by authorities following a community-wide search.
Officials believe Tristen got in trouble at school Friday and was afraid of the discipline he would face at home so they believe he took off.
Law enforcement officials say this is a very active and urgent search. Because it is cold they want to find Tristen quickly.