Missing girl and man turn themselves into police

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A girl who went missing earlier this week and the man she allegedly ran away with turned themselves into police Thursday. According to Zanesville Police Detective Randy Ritchason, 14-year old Christina Ford is now being held at the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center, and a man is being held at the city jail in connection with the incident. Ford’s father, Steve Ford reported his daughter missing on Tuesday, when she didn’t come home from school at Zanesville High. Steve believes his daughter left school early with 22-year old Mike Wetzler. A caller who identified herself as Ford’s mother said the two went to South Carolina and returned to Zanesville around 5:30 Thursday evening. Detective Ritchason said they will meet with prosecutors on Friday to discuss charges.