Deputies: Abducted 12-year-old girl found in Georgia when mother ran out of gas

(Credit: Henderson County Sheriff's Office) 

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — A 12-year-old girl who was abducted in North Carolina has been found safe in Jackson County, Georgia, according to authorities.

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page that Zoee Bishop-Cantrell, 12, is safe and in protective custody awaiting transportation back home.


Her mother, Selena Bishop, has been taken into custody on felony child abduction charges.

Zoee and Seleana were located by Jackson County deputies earlier Saturday after their car ran out of gas on Highway 441 near Commerce, Georgia.

Zoee was taken from school by Seleana,  a non-custodial parent, on Thursday, according to officials.