UPDATE: The father charged with taking his son has been located in New Mexico.

McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy says that Jared Lackey was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Lea County, New Mexico.

The charges come from an incident Saturday with his wife and children on County Road 100 in McMinn Co. The child, Kaden Lackey, is safe and is being reunited with the mother. 

Lackey is being brought back to McMinn County for arraignment.

PREVIOUS STORY: McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy is searching for a suspect wanted on numerous charges, and is believed to be with his 7-year old son. 

The Sheriff says that 29-year old, Jared Lackey, of Colorado Springs, CO, took his son from Etowah City School. This incident comes from a similar event that occurred on Sunday where Lackey forced his estranged wife and family into a vehicle and threatened to take them to California. 

Lackey is described as: 

  • 29-year old, white male
  • 5 ft 11 inches, 165 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes

He is believed to be driving a charcoal gray Chevy Silverado pickup truck with Colorado License plate YQU091.

Kaden Jack Lackey is described as:

  • 7-year old, white male
  • 4ft 6 inches, 50 lbs
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Wearing blue Spiderman shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Blue shoes
  • Wearing black-rimmed glasses with lime green ear

Sheriff Guy says Lackey has the right to have his son with him, but they do have active arrest warrants on Lackey for kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with 911.

Sheriff Guy asks that anyone with information regarding this case call McMinn 911, call the McMinn Co Sheriff’s Office at 423-745-5620, or private message Sheriff Joe Guy on his social media accounts.