SAMSON, Ala (WDHN)— Breaking news coming to WDHN, a 16-year-old Samson teen who disappeared just over a week ago appears to have been found.

Brent Johnson was last seen publically getting into a white Toyota Corolla outside of the Samson High School Gymnasium last Wednesday afternoon.

WDHN spoke with Samson Police Chief Jimmy Hill, who says a third party has spotted Johnson staying with relatives in West Virginia. Other teenagers have reportedly been in contact with Johnson via video chat.

Local authorities are working with police in West Virginia to try and make arrangements for officers to check on Johnson, and eventually bring him home.

Johnson currently lives with his mother and may be looking to be emancipated.

Stay with WDHN for updates


SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN) – It’s been over a week since Brent Johnson, 16, of Samson went missing after getting into an unknown vehicle.

As of this time, no new information has been released concerning the case.

Around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, 10th-grade boy Brent Johnson is believed to have gotten into a white Toyota Corolla with Florida tags, according to a post on the Samson Police Department’s Facebook page.

White Toyota Corolla that Johnson may have been taken in

The vehicle was last seen on video traveling east toward Geneva.

Johnson’s family lives in Samson and says they do not know who would pick up their child.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Samson Police Department at 334-898-7118.