Portsmouth man accused of abducting NC teen

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jul 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-07 05:51:44-04

Portsmouth, Va. – A 47-year-old Portsmouth man is facing charges after police say he abducted a 15-year-old North Carolina teen.

Ashane Lashawn Jenkins, 15, was reported as a runaway and on Sunday, officers with the Kinston Department of Public Safety went out to 2716 Hodges Road.

They spoke with her foster parent, Sylvia Noel.

Jenkins was found in Kinston thanks to a tip.

Joseph Dean Ringo of Portsmouth has now been taken into custody and charged with felony child abduction.

Ringo will also face charges in Lenoir County Court.