Children are missing and Jacob Clare is wanted in Kentucky, Tennessee


Beaver Dam Police, Gallatin Police, Ohio County Sheriff‘s Office

A man wanted in Kentucky and Tennessee may have his 3-year-old son and 16-year-old niece missing, cops say.

Authorities in both states are working on the missing persons cases for the two children, and Jacob Clare is wanted for interfering with the detention, according to police in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.

3-year-old Noah Clare was traveling with his father and was due to be dropped off with his family in Gallatin, Tennessee, but they never showed up, Gallatin police said.

Along the way, Jacob Clare picked up his 16-year-old niece, Amber Clare, from her Beaver Dam home in late November 5 or early November 6, according to the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office. Beaver Dam is approximately 90 miles north of Gallatin, which is a suburb of Nashville.

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office said they could travel to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Jacob Clare was last seen driving a Subaru Outback.

Police did not say whether any of the children were in danger.

“He could be anywhere right now,” Noah’s mother Amanda Ennis told WNKY. “And I’m just afraid I’ll never see him again.”

Noah is 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, Gallatin police said. He was last seen wearing “gray pants, camo shirt, black jacket and black shoes”.

Ennis said Jacob Clare was 6 feet 7 inches tall with a thick beard, according to WNKY. He also has a “full tribal tattoo sleeve on his left arm,” Beaver Dam Police said.

Additional photos of the missing children were shared in a “Bring Noah & Amber Home” Facebook group.

Anyone with information can contact Beaver Dam Police at 270-274-7106 or Gallatin Police at 615-452-1313.

Mike Stunson covers real-time news for McClatchy. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2011 who previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter and at the Lexington Herald-Leader as a late-breaking reporter.
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