UNDATED (KTHV) -- Authorities in Pope County are searching for a runway teen who may be headed to the Fort Smith area.
Sheriff Aaron Duvall with Pope County said in a press release that Jennifer Machelle Delcomyn, 17, tried to ask for a ride from someone in Hector to take her to Fort Smith March 6. When the driver said they weren't headed that direction, she asked to be taken to a local business in Hector.
The driver told police that when they dropped off Delcomyn, they called authorities.
Duvall said they believe she got a ride from Hector to a truck stop in Russellville where she possibly got a ride to the Fort Smith area where her father lives.
Duvall said that thanks to the information from the driver, authorities were able to contact her mother who didn't know she had ran away.