Prairieville runaway girl reunited with family

The Prairieville high school student sought as a runaway Wednesday was found in Florida and returned home Thursday.

Danielle Sheese, 17, who went missing after she was dropped off at school, was found overnight in Pensacola, Fla., along with the Sorrento man with whom she fled, Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a news release Thursday.

That man, Jerard Ray Caballero, 26, of 44444 Melancon St., in Sorrento, was arrested by Escambia County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office authorities and booked on a felony count of sexual battery and a misdemeanor count of battery.

The felony count cited Caballero for alleged unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

He remained incarcerated at Escambia County Jail on Thursday evening in lieu of $16,000 bond.

Wiley said when Caballero returns to Ascension Parish, he will face prosecution on trespassing charges stemming from a previous arrest warrant.

Sheese and Caballero had last been seen in a mobile home park in Livingston Parish before fleeing to Florida, authorities had said.

They were located and Sheese was returned home as the result of a coordinated effort among her parents, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Wiley said.