ASHLAND CITY, TN (WSMV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation asks for your help in the search for a 9-year-old boy who ran away from his home after a fight with his parents.

An Amber Alert was issued for 9-year-old Jordan Allen Gorman on Monday morning because of "new information and growing concern" about his well-being. TBI officials said Jordan was an endangered child on Sunday and then upgraded his status on Monday.

Jordan was last seen around 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday wearing blue jeans and a grey short-sleeve T-shirt with red stripes on the arms. However, TBI officials believe he is not wearing shoes.

Authorities said Jordan ran into the woods after a disagreement at Valley View Road near Wanda Lane.

“This is a race in time,” said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove. “There’s lots of drop offs and crevasses and holes and rocks it’s a rough terrain for any small child to be in.”

Missing Cheatham County boy

Jordan is 4 feet tall, weighs 75 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. If you see Jordan, or have seen him, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND, or the Cheatham Co Sheriff’s Office, at 615-792-2098.

TBI officials said they are concerned about Jordan's health because of freezing temps Sunday night, and cold temperatures are expected on Monday night.

“Whatever it takes until we cover every square inch,” said Sheriff Breedlove referring to how long agencies will continue searching for Jordan. “He could only be 100 yards from us he’s just a small child that’s why we’ve asked for a lot more of the expertise.”

Five law enforcement search teams, including Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, are currently scouring the heavily wooded area near Jordan's home.

No volunteers are assisting in the search. However, TBI officials ask neighbors to look for Jordan.

“Walk around your property line. Take a look in your sheds. Look in your deer cans if you have them. Look in your crawl space," TBI’s Josh Devine said. "Think about anywhere that a nine year old boy might be able to seek shelter." 

Numerous neighbors and community members nearby have come to where authorities are set up asking to help in the search.

“Ready to go on foot. Let’s start walking these woods,” said Dana, who lives across the street from where Jordan and his family live on Valley View Road. “I just hope they find that little boy alive.”

The TBI issued an Amber Alert this morning for 9-year-old Jordan Gorman, who was reported missing from his Cheatham County home yesterday.

Breedlove said the terrain where they are searching for Jordan is rugged, and he could be curled up somewhere they can't see from the air.

Dana told News4 while she does not know the family personally, she has seen them out before.

“I seen the kids play out in the front yard over in that field over there on nice days like this,” she said.

Authorities went through the creeks with four-wheelers and tracker dogs until 3 a.m. on Monday.

The initial search started when they got a 911 call. The search started inside the house, all outbuildings and structures around the house. Once they did that, they called for more assistance. 

Jordan is 4-feet tall, weighs 75 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.

If you see Jordan, you are asked to contact the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office at 615-792-2098 or call 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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