Franklin boy discovered protected, girl in custody

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation canceled an alert for children at risk for a missing 8-year-old Thursday night after being found safe.

Officials were looking for 8-year-old Franklin’s Paul Lyle Sykes. Just before 10 p.m. Thursday, the TBI announced that Sykes had been found in Pikeville, Tennessee.

Bethany Triplett, 39, who has issued arrest warrants for her imprisonment, has been taken into custody.

Good news update !!! I am pleased to announce that Paul Lyle Sykes has been found and is safe. Bethany Triplett is in custody. The two were found tonight near Pikeville, Tennessee. Thanks for the RTs !!

– Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) December 11, 2020

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