By Pat Maurer
Clare County Sheriff’s Department deputies helped the Roscommon Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police in the recovery of couple reported missing in Roscommon County Sunday.
Ashley Carpenter, 19, of Davison, and Michael Trute, 20, from the Grand Rapids area, were located by Roscommon deputies in a traffic stop in Clare County after receiving a tip that the couple were at a Stockwell Road residence, according to information from Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski and Detective Lt. Mike Coon.
They were last seen in the Camp CoBeAc area in Roscommon County and reportedly were without money, transportation or contacts in the area. The two had been missing since 10 p.m. Thursday, October 17, officers said.
Reportedly they got a ride into Clare County by hitchhiking.
Clare County deputies and the MSP were called to assist with the traffic stop and the couple were taken into custody by Roscommon deputies and taken back to Roscommon.
They were found alive and well, officers reported.