LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Detectives are searching for a missing 4-year-old Lincoln County boy after he was supposed to have been returned to his mother on Friday.
Authorities say Justin Antwan Tillman was abducted by his maternal grandmother, Johannah Tillman, and has not been seen in person since June 14th.
Justin Tillman is described as a Black boy, 3 feet 5 inches tall, 51 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
A Lincoln County Judge ordered Johannah Tillman to return the child to his biological mother by 12 p.m. on Friday, October 8th.
Authorities say since the child was not returned, the judge has issued an order for arrest for Johannah Tillman.
Police say Johannah Tillman has been evading law enforcement and her current whereabouts are unknown.
Detectives say Johannah Tillman drives a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban with the N.C. plates “TEP3945.”
Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johannah Tillman to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202, or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.