PULASKI COUNTY (KTHV) - A 14-year-old runaway took his 9-year-old brother with him, and more than 24 hours later, there is still no sign of the two.
This case is unfolding out of Pulaski County, and as of our 10 p.m. newscast Thursday, there were no solid leads to pass along. But, deputies on patrol are keeping an extra eye out.
They're looking for 14-year old Brandon Adams and his 9-year-old brother Zacorian Hickey. The boy's mother told the sheriff's office that her boys were last seen Wednesday mid-afternoon at church housing the family was staying at in Ferndale.
She said that her older son has run away before and this time around left a note saying he was leaving because he wasn't getting along with his sister. The mother said the younger brother has never run away and would do whatever the older brother did.
The sheriff's office reported that there were some possible sightings of the two boys, mainly on Wednesday. An employee at a Ferndale convenience store told THV 11 that a coworker thought she saw the boys walking toward Little Rock with backpacks on. The worker THV 11 reporters spoke to also said that the boys would often come by the store to pick up a snack and that the pastor of the church they were staying at clued her in about this case.
"Matter of fact he came up here yesterday and filled the mother's car up so they could go looking for them," Lana Toombs said. "To take his younger brother, yeah, that's something to be watching for."
Toombs also said people are talking about this case around her store. Deputies have searched much of Kanis Road in that area and places along Chenal like Kroger and the Promenade.
THV 11 did speak with mother of the boys by phone Thursday night, and she was in tears during the whole conversation. She said that she's been looking along with authorities, especially in places the family used to live, but she has no idea where the boys could be.
The sheriff's office reported that Brandon stands at approximately 4 feet, 10 inches and weighs around 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing black gym shorts, a gray T-shirt and Adidas shoes. Hickey is approximately 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs around 60 pounds; he was last seen wearing only a pair of red and green boxer shorts. Hickey also has a short hair cut. His brother may have been carrying a backpack with an extra pair of shoes.
If you see these boys or know where they could be, please call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at (501) 340-6600 or your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible.