Smyrna officials are crediting the public for helping detectives locate a teenage boy who allegedly ran away from home in early December.
“On Dec. 7, I sent out a media request for help in locating a missing juvenile by the name of Cody Hargus,” said Kevin Arnold, chief of the Smyrna Police Department. “(He) was located Tuesday night. I appreciate everyone’s help in locating this runaway.”
Hargus was found nearly two weeks after he fled from home while his mother was sleeping, according to a Smyrna Police Department press release.
“On Dec. 5, between the hours of 3:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Hargus ran away from home,” Arnold said. “He was last seen by his mother at approximately 3:30 a.m. when she returned home from work. When she woke up at approximately 2 p.m., he was gone.”
Arnold said Hargus has a history of running away from home to go to Nashville.
Police have not publicly said whether he will face any repercussions in connection with the incident.