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.
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.