The State Law Enforcement Division has issued an Amber Alert for a 12-year-old North Carolina girl who may be traveling south on U.S. Highway 17 with a registered sex offender.

Abigale Faith LeFevers is described as a white female, 90 pounds, 5 feet 4 inches tall, with green eyes and brown, shoulder length hair. She was last seen in Newport, N.C., and was thought to be in the company of 38-year-old Timothy Howard Newman, traveling south of Highway 17.

Various media outlets in the Newport area are reporting that Newman is a sex offender, and he shows up as an offender on the N.C. Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry database.

He is a white male, 210 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown eyes and short brown hair.

They were riding in a 1998 Chrysler Sebring, painted red with a black top, and a N.C. license tag of AKT-6534.

The Amber Alert did not include information about the relationship between the missing girl and Newman or the circumstances surrounding her being missing.

Anyone with information about either of these people should call the Carteret County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office at (252) 504-4800.