16 Year Old Christopher Smithburg Missing Since 3/27/14 in Williamson County, Nolensville, TN (Update: Teen Found, Mother Charged With one Count of Aggravated Child Abuse & Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment)
16 year old Christopher Smithburg has been missing since March 27, 2014 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Smithburg was last seen around noon Thursday at his home on Rocky Fork Road in the Nolensville, TN (MAP). According to police, Christopher Smithburg is home-schooled at his residence on Rock Fork Road. The search for the missing teen is being concentrated in the area of Rocky Fork road and Rocky Springs road. This area is near the Williamson country, Smyrna line.
The missing teen’s family told authorities Christopher was doing chores when he went missing. The Sheriff’s Department was notified around 3 p.m. that Christopher Smithburg was missing.
Christopher Smithburg, 16, was last seen around noon Thursday at his home on Rocky Fork Road in the Nolensville area.
Christopher is 5’4″ and 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan Carhart jacket, jeans and boots.
The search will resume Friday morning for a 16-year-old boy that was reported missing in Williamson County.
Officials with the Emergency Management said they suspended the search at midnight for Christopher Smithburg, but will begin searching for him again once it’s light outside.
UPDATE II: Search for Nolensville teen Continues.
On Friday, officials conducted a second day of ground searches for the teenager in the area immediately surrounding his family’s farm, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sharon Puckett. Authorities from Williamson, Rutherford and Maury counties helped with the search along with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
“We’re using people trained in the specific type of search because it’s a limited area,” Puckett said.
During the course of the investigation, agents became aware of an incident in the family’s home, just before Christopher’s disappearance, that led agents to arrest and charge Smithburg, 52, with one count of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.
The search for the missing teenager ended Tuesday. Smithburg was located around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Smyrna area. Reports from the emergency responders that found him indicate he was located unharmed. He was listed as a “runaway” at the time.
If anyone has any information regarding Christopher Smithburg, please contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-790-5550.