Joshua Leary, a missing teen from Elkins, was found early Friday morning in McFarland, California. Leary was found with registered sex offender Jason Warner.
Both were detained after authorities ran the plate off Warner's car, which came back stolen.
Elkins Police Chief Steve Richards said that Joshua didn't appear to have any injuries and they don't believe he was in any immediate danger.
Warner is being held in a California jail, while Leary is in a juvenile facility. Both are awaiting extradition back to Elkins.
The Elkins Police Department has issued a silver alert for a missing Randolph County teen.
According to police, Joshua Wayne Leary, 15, was last seen on West Main Street in Elkins wearing a blue hoodie, black jeans, gray and orange shoes and carrying a gray backpack.
Leary is described as 5'6'' tall, about 118 pounds, blonde hair and hazel eyes.
Elkins police believe Leary may be traveling on foot.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Elkins Police Department at (304) 636-0678.
Stay with 12 News for all updates on this missing teen.