Police interviewed the man accused of abducting his 9-year-old niece, who was reunited with her family, NBC News reported.
Gary Simpson, 57, is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, but could face other charges as the investigation goes on, according to District Attorney General Dan Armstrong.
Police were questioning him, trying to figure out why he ran off with Carlie Trent eight days ago. He is being held on $1 million bond, and has a court hearing on Monday.
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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said there were no signs that Carlie was hurt.
Simpson is Carlie’s uncle through marriage. The two vanished on May 4 after Simpson, picked her up from school and took off. They were found after two residents were searching a barn in a remote part of Hawkins County.