Officials searching for missing Haywood Co. man last seen July 8

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is asking West Tennesseans to be on the lookout for a missing man.

Dereck Wood

The sheriff’s office says 55-year-old Derek Wood was last seen Friday, July 8 at noon in the Fulton Road area.

The sheriff’s office says he was last seen after a verbal altercation, and add that friends reported him as intoxicated when he left on foot.

Haywood County officials say the area has been searched by first responders, and by friends of Wood on four-wheelers.

The sheriff’s office says that a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter is joining the search on Thursday.

If you have any information that can help find Wood, call the sheriff’s office at (731) 772-2412.

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