Runaway teens from Morgan County found safe at Taco Bell in Arab, returned to parents

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office reports that the two runaway teens from the Somerville area have been found safe and returned to their parents.

According to a release, Arab police responded to a report that the teenagers -- 14-year-old Tatyana Ogleton and 15-year-old Dakota Kennedy -- were at a local Taco Bell restaurant. Upon arriving, officers made contact with the minors and confirmed their identities. Sheriff's office investigators went to the location and transported the minors to their homes in Morgan County.

Initial Report:

MORGAN COUNTY, Alabama -- The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding two runaway teens.

According to Sheriff Ana Franklin, 14-year-old Tatyana Nicole Ogleton was reported missing from her home in Somerville around 6:15 a.m. Friday after her parents found a letter from the girl indicating that she had run away. Investigators gathered a list of Ogleton's friends and acquaintances, and they later learned that she was with 15-year-old Dakota Kennedy, who is also from the Somerville area. The teens are believed to be in the Arab area, where there have been several reported sightings of the two. Authorities believe the runaways are trying to get to Birmingham or locations south of the city by hitchhiking.{} Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these two minors is urged to contact the sheriff's office at 256-301-1174.

Ogleton is 5-foot-1, 115 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Kennedy is 5-foot-7, 115 pounds and has brown eyes and blue-dyed hair.