UPDATE: Runaway teens from Florida found in North Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb deputies found two runaway teens from Florida on Saturday.

Brittany Carter and Carlos Bernal were found in the woods near Rivoli Drive in North Macon. Investigators say the two teens ran into the woods on Friday after a deputy saw them walking down Bass Road.

Deputies add their parents are coming to Macon to pick them up.


Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching the area near Bass Road and also the Providence Sub Division for two run-away juveniles from Jacksonville, Florida.  Around 9:00a.m. Friday morning Bibb Sheriff Patrol Deputies received a call of a saddled horse running down Bass Road. Deputies located the horse and its owner, Corrie Land from the 1300 block of Bass Road.  Land reported that suspects attempted to take the horses and several saddles from her barn. The horses were recovered.

A Honda Accord with a Florida tag was parked behind the barn from where the horses were taken.  Deputies ran the tag information and found that the vehicle was not stolen, but a 16 year old missing female could possibly be occupying the vehicle. The investigators in Jacksonville, Florida were contacted so that deputies could get more information on the missing person’s case.

A Bibb Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy who assisted in the attempted horse theft investigation, located two juveniles walking down Bass Road. He stopped and identified the runaway female, 16 year old Brittany Carter and her 16 year old boyfriend, Carlos Bernal. After identifying the two teens, he asked if they wanted to get out of the heat and sit in his car. The two teens ran towards the wooded area near the Providence subdivision. Deputies searched the area for several hours in an attempt to locate the teens. The Sheriff’s Office received several calls from the public as the teens darted in and out of the woods , near the Providence Subdivision.

Brittany Carter is described as a white female, 5 feet 3 inches in height and weighing around 110 lbs. She has brown eyes and extremely long brown hair. She should have on a black in color tank top shirt and blue jean shorts.

Carlos Bernal is described as a white/possibly Hispanic male. He is 5 feet 6 inches in height and weight around 125 lbs. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. No further description at this time.

Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies will continue patrol the Providence Subdivision and Bass Road areas in an attempt to locate the teens.

Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of these two teens is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or call Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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