Missing Tennessee man formerly owned Ohio transmission shop, could be in state

Published: Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 6:45 PM

Jackie Harrison
Jackie Harrison

A 77-year-old man missing for more than two weeks possibly made it to Ohio, where he once owned a transmission shop.

A Silver Alert is in effect for Jackie Harrison, who suffers from dementia, after he became separated from his family around 9 p.m. Nov. 17 at a Walmart store, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

He stands 5 feet, 9 inches with gray hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a Denver Broncos cap, a striped polo shirt with an orange T-shirt underneath, black jeans, brown jacket and blue shoes. He was last seen on video walking by the gas pumps in the Walmart parking lot.

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His wife said he did not have a cellphone or access to a vehicle. However, she said he previously owned a transmission shop in Ohio and may have tried to hitch a ride, according to media outlets.

The sheriff’s office urged Knox County residents, particularly those within 10 miles of the Halls Walmart store, to:

  • Share Harrison’s photo on social media
  • Check barns, outbuildings, creeks and any vehicles
  • Monitor security cameras, and if possible check the night of Harrison’s disappearance
  • Talk with neighbors who might not be aware of the disappearance