Endangered Child Alert issued for 7 month old

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The East Ridge Police Department has issued an Endangered Child Alert for 7 month old, Jeffery Cocke.

Cocke was last seen wearing a blue sleeper. Police say his non-custodial father, Joseph Franklin Jr, came to the home on December 30, 2013 in East Ridge about 12:30 and left with the child. His mother had gone to pick up medicine for the baby who is sick.

Franklin is a white male, about 5’7” tall and weighs 180lbs. He has brown eyes and graying red hair. Police tell us there are active warrants for his arrest in Tennessee and Georgia.

He is driving a stolen red 2011 Toyota Corolla with Tennessee registration 430YBQ. He may also be armed so police say he should be approached with caution. Police say he might be in Georgia.

If you have seen either Jeffery or his father please call the East Ridge Police Department or TBI.


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