By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
A 16-year-old Cornelius girl who ran away from home Thursday night has been found. Tiffany Shackelford ran away from her mother’s house on Torrence Chapel Road, and after four days with no contact, turned herself in to Cornelius Police Monday night.
“I was so excited,” her father, Marvin Shackelford said. “It was just such a weight lifted.”
Tiffany, a junior at W.A. Hough High School, left her mother Julie Cox’s house Thursday night because she did not approve of a punishment she received, Mr. Shackelford said. She packed no bags, and made no contact with her parents for four days.
Her parents, friends and family members reported to Cornelius Police that Tiffany had run away, and hung fliers with her picture, offering a reward for any information that helped find her. They also posted alerts on Facebook, asking people to re-post.
Tiffany called Cornelius Police on Monday to turn herself in. Police picked her up at NorthLake Mall in Huntersville and returned her home to her father’s house, where she remained on Tuesday. She has not told anyone where she was, her father said.