Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies, working in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Florida’s Orange County Sheriff’s Office, located an eleven year old girl and her abductor Sunday afternoon at a hotel located in west Macon.

Alice Amelia Johnson, age eleven, from Orlando, Florida was reported as an endangered runaway by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at around 9:00a.m. Sunday morning. (See the attached B.O.L.O from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office).

Johnson’s phone was being tracked by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as she was traveling north with twenty-four year old John Peter Byrns of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Just before 2:00p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Bibb Sheriff’s Office as Johnson’s phone was tracked to an area near Presidential Parkway, in west Bibb. Deputies began to check the area in an attempt to locate Johnson and Byrns.

At around 4:00p.m. Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies were contacted by Resident Agent in Charge Andy Smith, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Agent Smith met with Bibb Sheriff’s Deputies and assisted with tracking Johnson’s phone.

Byrns vehicle was found at the Holiday Inn Express hotel, located at 4970 Harrison Road, at around 5:00pm. F.B.I. agents and deputies safely recovered Alice Amelia Johnson and took John Byrns into custody after they were found inside of one of the hotel rooms.

Byrns is currently being held for the F.B.I. at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Johnson’s family has been notified. Bibb Sheriff’s Investigators and F.B.I. Agents are keeping Johnson in safe place until she is reunited with her family, later tonight.