By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
A 17-year-old runaway from Bakersfield has been found by law enforcement authorities in Billings, Mont.
According to a news release Sunday from the Bakersfield Police Department, Ashley Acres was located when authorities in Billings checked an address where it was believed Acres was headed.
The Bakersfield teen was found in what police described as "a proper mental and physical state."
Acres had earlier disappeared with another juvenile, Dustee Mathis, also 17. But Mathis was found Saturday by her mother. That's when local authorities learned that Acres was travelling to Billings in a blue, 1998 two-door Chevrolet Cavalier.
Acres had been considered at risk because she was a first-time reported runaway.