WHITE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – An Endangered Child Alert is in effect for a Middle Tennessee teen who is believed to be with a 30-year-old man ordered by law to stay away from her.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued the alert for Sarah Key over the weekend.
A spokesperson with the White County Sheriff’s Office told WKRN the search for Key involves his department as well as the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and TBI.
It remains unknown why DeKalb County is now involved, but Key’s father told News 2 the man she is believed to be with was allegedly involved in an incident there and that it also involved his daughter.
“She is a minor and minors have a tendency to make decisions that are not good,” said Scott Key. “She’s also at this age where she thinks she knows everything. You know that’s what we as parents are to do – to teach them what we have learned growing up and right from wrong.”
Authorities have not released the 30-year-old man’s identity.
“If she is with this guy, I just wish he would step back and look at this big picture and wonder how would he feel if he had a minor daughter with somebody his age or older. Would he like that?” Scott Key said.
Sarah Key is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call the White County Sheriff’s Office at 931-738-7114, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 615-597-4043 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.