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Missing teen’s mother arrested for child abuse

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, arrested and charged Susan Smithburg on Thursday in connection to the ongoing case surrounding her son’s disappearance from their Williamson County home.

On March 27, 16-year-old Christopher Smithburg ran away from his home on Rocky Fork Road in Nolensville. The TBI later joined the investigation at the request of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney General Kim Helper.

During the course of the investigation, agents became aware of an incident in the family’s home, just before Christopher’s disappearance, that led agents to arrest and charge Smithburg, 52, with one count of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.

The search for the missing teenager ended Tuesday. Smithburg was located around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Smyrna area. Reports from the emergency responders that found him indicate he was located unharmed. He was listed as a "runaway" at the time.

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