PINSON, Tenn. — WREG learned more about the family of missing 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin as crews entered day six of searching for him.
The parents are Jacob and Destiny Chamberlin.
The couple also have a 4-year-old daughter, who WREG is not identifying.
Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver said family members are not talking to reporters, but one man close to the family said Noah’s father was “frantic” when he discovered his son was missing.
Truck drivers at Venture Express on Law Road in Jackson, Tennessee banded together to support their co-worker, Jacob Chamberlin.
Search crews looked for Noah Chamberlin through the night on Tuesday after the boy disappeared in the woods January 14.
“Jacob is a very Christian young man. He’s very inspirational as far as believing in the good Lord,” Gary Rinks, who manages the truck fleet at Venture Express, said.
Rinks explained Jacob and Destiny are good people and love both of their children.
“Do you think he would be capable of harming his child?” a reporter asked.
“Under no circumstance. None whatsoever,” Rinks replied without hesitation.
Colleagues were disgusted at allegations surfacing on social media that the family could have had something to do with Noah’s disappearance.
Many people are questioning the story told to deputies about when the boy went missing.
“It truly upsets me very much so because I know the young man as he is. Like I say, a Christian man and he loves his family,” Rinks said.
The people working at the trucking company said they are like a family.
Many of Jacob’s co-workers are raising money and sending prayers of hope as the search continues for Noah.
“That’s what family is. They try to take care of their own,” Rinks explained.
Jacob works as a truck driver on a local route.
He was in Canton, Mississippi when he got the news of Noah’s disappearance.
The children were being watched by their grandmother as Destiny Chamberlin went to the store last Thursday.
This was not uncommon.
Sheriff Weaver maintains no foul play is suspected in Noah’s disappearance.