GENEVA, Ala (WDHN) — The pickup order on an 18-year-old who police say willingly left home has been canceled.
According to Geneva Police, since Shelby Clark, who turned 18 on Monday, March 20, is now a legal adult, the juvenile pickup order has been canceled
Geneva Police Chief Pepper Mock says his department has made contact with Clark and can confirm she is okay.
On March 6, the parents of Clark reported her as a runaway juvenile to the Geneva Police Department.
According to Geneva Police, at approximately 8:30 p.m. that same day, Clark’s parents received a text message from her phone stating she was moving out and would contact them again in a couple of weeks, after her 18 birthday, and said she left her car in a parking lot with the keys inside.
Police say that following the message, the parents searched her room and found that some of Clark’s clothes and cash savings were missing.
Clark was last seen at a local restaurant where she is employed, and police say that employees of the restaurant claim they do not know where she is, but those who have spoken to her say she is okay.
Until March 20, Clark was considered a runaway juvenile by the Geneva Police Department, and any adult found to be responsible for assisting Clark while she was a juvenile may face possible charges.
Original release from the Geneva Police Department- Published on March 14.