Missing 13-year-old in Morgan County found Late Last Night

An intense search for a 13-year-old Morgan County teen ended well last night after about a 6-hour search in the area near Rankin’s Chapel Baptist Church close to Oakdale where the command post was set up. It all started, according to Morgan County Sheriff Wayne Potter, around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday when a call to 911 was reporting “a teen had left home somewhat upset” according to the call and they were concerned for his safety after he did not come home 4 hours later after leaving on his 4-wheeler.

Anderson County and Roane County Rescue squad members assisted Morgan County Rescue, who also called for help from tracking dogs from the Morgan County Regional facility and a helicopter from Knox
County to do an aerial search of the area around where the teen was missing.

According to Sheriff Potter the 13-year-old was located around 11:30 Tuesday night at a neighbor’s home and was taken into the Sheriff’s Department to be evaluated and checked for injuries. He was then taken
back to his home and in good condition. Sheriff Potter wants to thank everyone who was involved in helping find the missing teen.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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