Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, said Elijah Cole may be in danger.
The boy, who lives with his father and grandmother in Bridgemill, was picked up from school by Will Copes, an “approved adult friend” and friend of the boys’ father, Jason Cole, Baker said.
Baker said the three stayed at a friend’s home in Cherokee Friday night, but have not been seen or heard from since then.
“It is possible they are traveling back to Mississippi where Jason Cole and Will Copes used to reside or possibly to Tennessee where the juvenile’s mother resides,” Baker said.
Baker said investigators are concerned because they have not been able to verify the boy’s location and it is possible that Jason Cole is not taking needed medication.
The men are believed to be driving in a blue 2002 Audi A-6 Station Wagon with the tag number BMN 7737.
Anyone with any additional information about the two men and/or the juvenile is urged to contact investigators at (770) 928-0239.