UPDATE:  Authorities found the missing teen in Belton and she is home with her family. Here's the latest: http://www.indexjournal.com/news/Missing-Abbeville-County-teen-found-20039091


Authorities are looking for an Abbeville County teen last seen this weekend.

Deputies believe Emileigh Shaw, 16, of Lowndesville, ran away from home on Saturday and do not believe she is in danger, according to Capt. Natalie Talbert with the Abbeville County Sheriff's Office.

Shaw, a student at Dixie High School, was last seen in Lowndesville and left her phone at her home, according to her father Bobby Harvey.

"I'm sure she left with somebody because she doesn't drive, but other than that we have no clue where she is," Harvey said. "She's just a teenage girl. She's a little confused about what she should and shouldn't do, but she's really a wonderful girl."

After hearing a runaway girl was staying at a house on P. Cromer Road, Harvey went to check and found Savana Lark, a 15-year-old girl from Williamston who was last seen Feb. 9.

He notified the Abbeville Sheriff's Office, who responded and determined the girl was Lark, Talbert said. Lark was reunited with her family.

"I was just out asking about my daughter and people kept telling me there was a runaway girl down there," Harvey said.

When deputies entered the residence where Lark was found, they smelled marijuana and obtained a search warrant, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

While executing the warrant, deputies found 15 grams of marijuana, 50 grams of methamphetamine and 11 guns.

Vera Beth Perkins, 39, of 270 P. Cromer Road, Abbeville, was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine over 28 grams, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance schedule I through III, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, possession of marijuana, custodial interference and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Shaw is 5-foot-6, weighs about 100 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Abbeville County Sheriff's Office at 864-446-6000 or S.C. Crime Stoppers at 888-276-3472.