Father who fled with his 7 year old captured in New Mexico

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – Jared Lackey, the father who grabbed his son from Elementary school and ran, has been found.

McMinn County authorities say Jared Lackey took his 7 year old son out of Etowah City School on Monday morning.

They say he had threatened to force his mom and the boy to go to California with him the night before.

After three days on the run, U.S. Marshals found the father and son in New Mexico.

Lackey has full custodial rights of Kaden, with his mother.

But he was wanted in McMinn County on kidnapping and domestic assault charges from the confrontation with his wife on Sunday night.

Categories: Local News, McMinn County

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