Update 3:50 pm. Dakota Smith has been located safely. His father, Tayler James Smith, has been arrested.
An East Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued for a missing Bristol boy.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Dakota James Smith, 1, was last seen by his mother on December 29. He was with his non-custodial father, Tayler James Smith. Smith told her he was taking Dakota to see family in the area. She last heard from the her son's father at 1:00 am on December 31, via a text message that said he was not returning with the child.
Dakota has red hair and brown eyes. he is 3' tall and weighs 27 pounds.
Tayler Smith, 22, is a white man with brown hair and eyes. He's 5'11" tall and weighs 125 pounds. He may be driving a blue 1991 Acura Integra with a TN tag of 854GSF and "747" stickers on the windows.
Investigators say Smith does not have the adequate supplies for Dakota and custodial interference warrants have been issued for him.
If you have any information, call the Bristol Police Department at
423-989-5600 or 423-989-5529. You can also contact TBI at 1-800-TBI FIND.