DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Steele Boles, of Moore County, North Carolina, has been identified as the suspect arrested in the abduction of 15-year-old Kayla Carlson from a home in Lexington on February 16.

Boles, 36, was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped the teenager, who had been reported missing from the American Children’s Home in Lexington in mid February.


Early reports said, Carlson departed the the home with an adult man.

Detectives began searching for the teenager and, with the help of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation, found her on Monday at a motel in Aberdeen, according to MYFOX8.

Detectives learned that Christopher Steele Boles, 36, of Moore County, had picked up Carlson at the home on Feb. 16 after she contacted him using her school-issued laptop.

After finding Carlson, detectives obtained warrants to arrest Boles on one count of abduction of a child and one count of first-degree kidnapping.

Deputies were able to find Boles in Moore County and arrested him.

Boles was also in possession of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

The suspect was turned over to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and received a $1 million secure bond.

He also received an additional $2,000 secure bond for the drug possession and paraphernalia charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. M. Hurd at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 242-2105.


Geo quick facts: Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 162,878. Its county seat is Lexington, and its largest city is Thomasville – Wikipedia.