ALBEMARLE, N.C. -- Albemarle Police said a 13-year-old who was reported missing after walking away from his home Monday evening has returned home safely Tuesday afternoon.

"The Albemarle Police Department would like to thank the community for their help in locating the missing13-year-old," said Albemarle police captain David Dulin in a press release.

Jesse McIntyre was reported missing after authorities were told he walked away from his home in Albemarle around 8:30 p.m. Monday.