Kingsport girl found unharmed; mother last seen in Knoxville

Kingsport girl found unharmed; mother last seen in Knoxville area

Posted: Updated:
Saran Malone, 4, was taken by her non-custodial mother from a Kingsport home. (Source: TBI) Saran Malone, 4, was taken by her non-custodial mother from a Kingsport home. (Source: TBI)
Jonnie Hammonds, 23, was last spotted on Lovell Road in Knoxville. (Source: TBI) Jonnie Hammonds, 23, was last spotted on Lovell Road in Knoxville. (Source: TBI)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An East Tennessee Endangered Child Alert issued for a Kingsport girl was canceled hours later when the girl was found unharmed.

Kingsport police and other law enforcement officers statewide were searching for Saran Malone, 4.

She was last seen in West Knoxville with her non-custodial mother, Jonnie Hammonds, 23. The mother has not been found.

Authorities say Hammonds took her daughter sometime on Wednesday from a home in Kingsport.

The girl was was dropped off just after midnight with family friends Friday in Bristol.

Hammonds is described as a white female with either red or blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5'1" tail, weighs 165 lbs., and has tattoos on her back and neck.

She is wanted for meth manufacturing and violation of parole. Charges are also pending on the abduction of her daughter.

Hammonds may be headed to the Springfield, Tennessee area traveling and is thought to be traveling with two white males.

They are believed to be traveling in a full-size silver pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram or Ford F150. The vehicle has a Robertson County license plate.

They were last seen in the Lovell Road area of West Knoxville with the two men around 10:15 Thursday night.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kingsport Police Department at (423) 246-9111 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.