Missing Winchester Boy Found Safe In Manchester

Philip Izaah Whitten

Philip Izaah Whitten

A child who was missing from Winchester has been found safe, according to the TBI.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 7-year-old Philip Whitten was taken by his non-custodial father, Philip Roberts, from a home in Winchester around noon on Tuesday.
Roberts has a criminal history and was wanted by Winchester police for custodial interference. Roberts is now in police custody.
Phillip Roberts

Phillip Roberts

Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young said the child was found in the Skinner Flat Road area in Manchester just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Roberts was arrested in a mutual aid effort with the Manchester Police Department after suspect Philip Eugene Roberts, Philip’s non-custodial father, was pursued into a wooded area.
Young said a woman in the area notified authorities after seeing reports of the missing child.
Young stated that Roberts has been arrested 41 times since the year 2000 with serious charges including aggravated stalking and aggravated burglary.