Authorities find missing teen accused of assault in wooded area

MADISON, Ala. - Authorities located a 13-year-old male wanted in connection with an assault just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Madison Police put out an alert for the missing teen in the Burgreen area following a report of an assault to a female at a home in the area. Officers say the assault happened around 10 p.m.

Law enforcement say following the assault, the teen fled on a bicycle and rode down Powell Road. A tip led police to the bicycle, which was dumped near a treeline.

Madison Police, Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Huntsville Police and Huntsville Fire and Rescue were all involved in the search for the teen.

Authorities searched the wooded area with K-9s and a Limestone County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

Law enforcement found the teen in the woods thanks to the helicopter around 12:45 a.m.

Limestone County deputies say the teen will be checked out for any injuries stemming from his time in the woods, then they will question him about the alleged assault. Law enforcement say the female involved in the assault is also being treated.