Autistic teen who left home Thursday night is back home safe

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says a teen boy who walked away from his home Thursday evening has returned home safely.

Authorities say 17-year-old Brandon Eugene Cagle walked away from his home in Danville around 7:18 p.m. Thursday.

They say at around 6:08 a.m on Friday, Brandon’s parents called the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office saying Brandon had just walked through the door.

Brandon told his parents that he had gotten lost on a nearby dirt road and didn’t know where he was, before eventually falling asleep in a ditch.

Brandon says he later woke up and walked back home.

Brandon’s Mother says Brandon is okay, but scared.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who helped look for Brandon.