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Authorities arrest man wanted in the disappearance of Mountain Home, Ark. teenager

Isaac Melder/Baxter County Jail
Isaac Melder/Baxter County Jail(ky3)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 2:03 PM CDT
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KY3) - Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection to the disappearance of a Mountain Home teenager.

Deputies booked Isaac Melder into the Baxter County Jail on Thursday. He faces kidnapping, internet stalking, interference with custody, and sexual indecency with a child charges.

Investigators say the girl and Melder had been missing since May 12. Investigators say the girl is safe.

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