Officials: Missing Hillsville 6-year-old believed to be taken by parents

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is currently working to locate a missing 6-year-old boy.

They said Derek Michael Barnett was last seen on June 7 and is believed to be with his parents who no longer have custody of him.

According to officials, the parents have connections to the Indiana area.

Derek is 4-feet tall, 65 pounds, with sandy hair and blue eyes.

They said he has noticeable dental damage.

At this time, there is no vehicle description.

If anyone has any information, contact Carroll County Sheriffs Office at 276-728-4146 or Hillsville Police Department at 276-728-2251.

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