Missing Belmont teens found in New Orleans

Shakira Ponds of Belmont was found along with Presley Harris in New Orleans after being reported missing since November 29.

Posted: Dec 17, 2017 6:54 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 8:21 AM

BELMONT, Miss. (WTVA) - Two missing teenagers from Belmont were found safe in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Donald Thomas with the Belmont Police Department said Shakira Ponds, 15, of Belmont and Presley Harris, 15, also of Belmont, were both located in New Orleans on Wednesday, December 13.

Thomas said New Orleans police officers caught the two Friday, December 15. They are being held in New Orleans until they can be transported back to Tishomingo County.

Thomas says the two left at the same time on November 28 around midnight. Ponds was then reported missing on November 29.

Investigators said Harris had reportedly stolen his father's truck which was located.

Article Comments

43° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 43°
44° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 44°
39° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 36°
Scattered Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 43°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather