Search underway for ‘armed and dangerous’ man in Smith County


SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities in Smith County are urging residents to be on the lookout as they actively search for a man considered to be “armed and dangerous.”

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office posted an alert on social media around 7 a.m. Thursday, explaining that people near the 300 block of Flat Rock Road should contact law enforcement if they see a white man wearing a blue shirt and grey shorts.

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“This individual is considered armed and dangerous,” the department wrote on Facebook.

No additional information has been released by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the search for the man, which includes the use of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s helicopter.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said the man wanted by law enforcement was involved in a crash earlier in the morning on Flat Rock Road, after which, he broke into a nearby home and fled.

Anyone who sees the man is urged not to approach him, but instead, to call 911 immediately.

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