Update - Jan. 13
Newport police said one runaway teen is back home with his parents while the other is still missing.
Micah Lee LaMaster,14, and Derek James Williams, 17, ran away from their homes the evening of New Year's Eve.
Micah recently contacted his parents and asked them to pick him up in Knoxville. Officials said they believe Derek ran away to Kentucky.
Derek is about 5 feet-5 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Derek is asked to call the Newport Police Department at 423-623-8777.
Previous Story - Jan. 8:
(WBIR) The Newport Police Department is asking the public's help in finding two teenage runaways.
Police said Derek James Williams, 17, and Micah Lee LaMaster, 14, both left their homes around 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The two teens took personal items from their homes and are believed to be traveling together.
Newport Police Chief J. Maurice Shults said they believe the boys are hiding with relatives, or have ran away to either Knoxville or Kentucky.
Derek Williams is described as 5 feet-5 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. LaMaster is described as 5 feet-6 inches tall with black hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information about the two teens is asked to contact the Newport Police Department at 423-623-8777.