An Endangered Child Alert issued Wednesday was escalated to an AMBER Alert on Thursday for a 9-year-old girl out of East Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Carlie Trent was removed from school by her uncle-by-marriage, Gary Simpson, under false pretenses.
According to the TBI, he has no custodial rights to Carlie and their whereabouts are unknown.
Carlie is 4 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 75 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and gray tank top shirt with blue jeans.
Simpson is a 57-year-old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 157 lbs. He is balding and has brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark colored shirt and jeans.
He was last seen driving a white 2002 Dodge Conversion Van with TN registration 173GPS.
The van has a dark stripe down the middle with light gold running boards and paint is chipping off of the hood.
If you have seen the child, subject or vehicle, please call the Rogersville Police Department at 423-272-7555 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.