Grainger County missing man located, taken to hospital

John Allen Lockhart (source: Grainger County Sheriff's Department)
John Allen Lockhart (source: Grainger County Sheriff's Department)

RUTLEDGE (WATE) – The Grainger County Sheriff’s Department has located a missing man.

Grainger County Sheriff James Harville said John Allen Lockhart, 48, was located at a rocky quarry about nine miles away from his home. He was transported to the hospital due to a head injury.

Lockhart received the head injury while building a fence on his property. When his family reported him missing Tuesday his family said he may be disoriented because of the injury.

Sheriff Harville gave a special thanks to volunteer agencies that helped search for Lockhart.

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