MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — James Newland has been located and is safe, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
As a precaution, Newland is being evaluated by Madison County EMS personnel.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the missing teen.
James Newland, 14 years old of Richmond was last seen at his residence on Poosey Ridge Road in Richmond on Jan. 23 around 4:30 p.m., Madison County deputies said.
Authorities said James is 5’8” tall and weighs around 125 lbs. He has blonde/light brown hair and blue eyes. James was last seen possibly wearing a hoodie, jeans, and camouflage boots.
Anyone with information on the location of James Newland is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (859) 623-1511 or Madison County 911 at (859) 624-4776.
Madison County Deputy Judge Executive Jill Williams confirmed with FOX 56 that the missing juvenile is a teenage boy.
Officials said the teen went missing around 5:30 p.m. Monday when he went to a barn to feed livestock and never returned home.
First responders searched the area on Poosey Ridge Road until 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and resumed the search around 9 a.m.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Fire, and Kentucky State Police are all on the scene. KSP has a helicopter in the air searching as well.
The search is on for a missing juvenile in Madison County.
Officials have yet to release any information about the juvenile’s identity but have said the search is focused on the Poosey Ridge Road area near Salem Christian Church.
Authorities were in that target area for several hours last night as temperatures dipped well below freezing. First responders are expected to resume the search at around 8 a.m. Tuesday.