ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody accused of helping a Rowan County teenager run away from home.
Philip Michael Goodman, 29, of Concord, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Following an investigation into runaway Lillie Samantha Tucker, 15, that began this weekend, a witness saw Tucker walking along U.S. 29 in Concord and notified Concord police.
Concord police located Tucker and, after a short investigation, were able to obtain Tucker’s real name.
During the course of the investigation, Rowan County detectives determined that Tucker met Goodman through social media.
Authorities say Goodman picked Tucker up near her home in southern Rowan County after dark on Friday and helped her runaway.
The investigation revealed Goodman took her back to his apartment at 320 Crown Point Circle in Concord. Tucker remained there until Monday morning when she was seen walking along U.S. 29.
Goodman was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.