UPDATE: Man Reported as Missing in Rutherford County Located Sunday Afternoon

Jun 11, 2023 at 03:22 pm by WGNS News

Photo from the RCSO: Jonathan Rucker, 49

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – At around 3:15 on Sunday afternoon, emergency workers asked the community for help in locating a missing man who at first report, was thought to have possibly been injured. The man was reported as missing in the Crescent Road area near Barfield-Crescent Road, according to Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Quintal.


49-Year-old Jonathan Rucker was reported missing Saturday afternoon by his family after his truck was abandoned Friday night at the 661-block of Crescent Road. “The last known contact was with his girlfriend about 11:30 p.m. Friday by phone,” Quintal said. “He said he was injured at an unknown location in a field.”

However, Rucker has since been found. Just before 3:30 on Sunday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office told WGNS News, “Missing man Jonathan Rucker has been located and is being checked for injuries.”

During the search for Rucker that began on Saturday, a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter pilot canvassed the air for several hours Saturday evening. Sheriff’s deputies, K9s from Murfreesboro Police and the sheriff’s office and drones searched the area all afternoon until after dark. Deputies even searched area barns for Rucker.

Again, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Rucker was eventually located on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. The case remains under investigation.


Source: RCSO

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