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Missing Nitro girl back home, man charged

Police arrested a man Friday night who brought a Nitro girl home more than day after she went missing.

Bryan Milton, 35, of Cross Lanes, is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Nitro Patrolman Ray Blake said Milton returned Destiny Fields, 12, to her home on Main Avenue at about 3 p.m. Friday. She had been missing since Thursday morning.

Milton found the girl outside of a bar on Bank Street in Nitro around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and took her to his house in Cross Lanes, the complaint states. The next day, he was told by someone that the girl was a runaway, but never thought about contacting police, the complaint states.

Blake said Fields’ mother called police when her daughter was returned, and said Milton stayed until police arrived.

Milton is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bail in the South Central Regional Jail.

Blake said he believes the girl left her home after an argument with her mother. An Amber Alert was not issued because police had no reason to believe the girl was abducted, Blake said.

“We don’t have any information that would lead us to believe she was abducted,” he said. “If we had that information, then we would have issued the Amber Alert.”


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