The FBI says Gardea is facing charges of child abduction.
The FBI and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office found Acree on Wednesday just before 11 a.m.in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Authorities arrested 23-year-old Jacob Gardea of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on charges including child abduction.
Acree's family has been notified and she will return to them in North Carolina.
Aubrey Acree, 13, was reported missing on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. CCTV footage of the suspect's vehicle, which was recorded at the intersection of Harris Henrietta Road and US-221A in Rutherford County, North Carolina, was released Wednesday.
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Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis is asking the public to see if they can remember seeing Aubrey or the vehicle in Polk, Henderson, Spartanburg (SC), Cherokee (SC) or Greenville (SC) counties, WYFF reports.
A witness reporting seeing her get into a vehicle with an unidentified person in Mooresboro, North Carolina, on Monday.
The FBI on Wednesday identified a white Subaru SUV as a vehicle of interest in the case.
Those involved in the search included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the US Marshal's Service, US Department of Homeland Security, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.
The FBI is still examining the circumstances around the girl's disappearance.
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