Family Searching for Missing Scott County Man

Huntsville, TN (2018-05-22) The family of a missing Scott County man is desperately seeking information about his whereabouts.

William S. Cross has been missing since Friday, May 18, 2018.

William S. Cross, 29, of Huntsville was last seen around midnight last Friday on Williamsburg Street in Whitley City, KY.  Cross reportedly told family members he was walking in the woods near there, then the call got disconnected.  Since then, family members say no one has heard from him.  “He hasn’t been on Facebook and his phone is off,” said Ashley Cross, William’s sister.

Cross had just gotten out of jail three days prior to his disappearance.  Family members say he has a history of drug use, but don’t want him judged by his past.  “He is still a person; someone’s son, brother and uncle,” Ashley said.  His family is simply wanting answers.  “I don’t understand how he can just vanish,” she added.

In January, a McCreary County man with local ties also went missing near the same area.  Darren Kidd was reported missing on January 5, 2018.  In April, kayakers paddling the waters of Marsh Creek found Kidd’s body about three miles from where he was last seen.

“I want to find him alive,” pleaded Cross.

Cross is a 6 ft, 180-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes.  He reportedly has a large tattoo on the side of his neck and stars tattooed on his arms.  Anyone with information regarding Cross’ whereabouts should contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 663-3111 or the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 376-2322.