A special agent in Charlotte learned of information that led them to find Burns, now 17, at a home in Duluth, Georgia.
Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, was taken into custody and is facing a number of state charges, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
FBI Charlotte and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will continue their investigation into Burns' disappearance and will be working closely with FBI Atlanta and the Gwinnett County Police Department.
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Before her disappearance, Burns had last been seen at her home on Baldwin Drive at 12:30 a.m. on May 23, 2016.
Her parents told WSOC that when they woke up that morning they found their door was unlocked and their daughter was gone.