The Rutherford County Sheriffs Office reports that missing teen Lamar Hinton Jr. of Rutherford County was located Tuesday in Coffee County, and returned home.
Detective Andrea Knox notes that the 17-year old was well taken care of since he apparently ran away in April.
Tips led Rutherford County and Coffee County sheriff's deputies to a home in Beech Grove where he was found.
Detective Knox said, "I thank everyone for the leads and tips. Those tips and leads were successful in getting L.J. returned home to Rutherford County."
She thanked Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin and his deputies for searching for Hinton many times in their county.
She concluded, "They were very diligent in their search efforts supplying manpower and resources. We are very appreciative."