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UPDATE - Search Efforts for James Michael Farris


Hamilton County, TN - Earlier this afternoon, a multi-agency search operation occurred in the vicinity of the 1000 block of Sequoyah Access Road for wanted fugitive James Michael Farris. Farris is wanted in connection to a shooting investigation being conducted by the Chattanooga Police Department.

Throughout the afternoon and evening, law enforcement personnel from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Chattanooga Police Department, Soddy Daisy Police Department, U.S. Marshals Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, 911 Communications District, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation searched for Farris.

Several technological assets were used in today’s search efforts including aircraft from the THP and TBI aviation units and drones from the HCSO unmanned aerial vehicle unit (UAV).

At this time, after an exhaustive search, Farris has not been located and this multi-agency search operation has ended. However HCSO personnel will continue to work with the Chattanooga Police Department and our law enforcement partners to actively investigate Farris’ whereabouts.

As an added precaution, the HCSO will station additional law enforcement personnel at the following schools in the vicinity of the 1000 block of Sequoyah Access Road on Friday, October 1, 2021.

- Soddy Daisy High School

- Soddy Daisy Middle School

- Daisy Elementary

- John Allen Elementary

- Sequoyah High School

The HCSO would like to thank the citizens of Soddy Daisy for their support and cooperation during today’s search as well as the Hamilton County Rescue Service and the various businesses who donated food and drinks for officers.

Anyone who has any information as to the whereabouts of Farris should contact 911 immediately.

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