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Jefferson City teen found safe in Grainger County

The family confirms that 15-year-old Jason Sands Jr. was located safely on Sunday.
Credit: Jefferson City Police Department

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — UPDATE (2/13): 15-year-old Jason Sands Jr. was found safe in Grainger County, according to the family.

Sands was first reported missing on February 6. The family said they are going to pick up the teen from Jefferson City Police Department.

Original: The Jefferson City Police Department is trying to locate a teen who was reported missing on Sunday, February 6.

Police said that 15-year-old Jason Sands Jr. was reported missing by his father.

Sands was last seen at Rush Strong School on February 4 at around 9 p.m., police said.

He was wearing a black jacket, sweat pants, green shoes, and a black book back. 

According to police, he was seen in the Strawberry Plains area near Big Bend Road on Sunday.

Sands is described as a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, approximately 5'9 and 150lbs.

If you have any information, contact the Jefferson City Police Department at 865-475-2002.

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