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Deputies: Girl's mother lied about kidnapping

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Troy Lee Koonce, Jr. Troy Lee Koonce, Jr.
GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A statewide Amber Alert was canceled after deputies found a missing 3-year-old girl safe in Beaufort County.

But the girl's mother may have lied about the kidnapping.

Deputies arrested Lee Koonce, Jr. this morning. He's charged with kidnapping his girlfriend's daughter from Lincoln County, north of Gastonia.

They said Monday that Mary Bowen lied about the kidnapping. They're working to have the charges dropped against Koonce.

Investigators said Koonce is the girl's father.

They're expected to file charges against Bowen for lying to officers.

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