Christopher Joey Reed

The FBI is seeking the whereabouts of a male wanted out of the Eastern District of Tennessee for child pornography possession.

Christopher Joey Reed, 46, is a sex offender and had been previously arrested on child molestation and child pornography charges. Reed is formerly from Spring City and frequents the Dayton area. Reed is known to travel between Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Reed is a white male, 5-feet, 11-inches tall, weighs approximately 250 pounds and has blue eyes and dark hair.

Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Rocky Potter said that Reed also has warrants in Rhea County. Sheriff’s department officials confirmed Thursday that he is currently wanted for three counts of violation of the sex offender registry.

“We do have warrants out for him, and we checked a few places where we know he’s stayed on Wednesday night,” Potter said. “Unfortunately, no one knows what kind of vehicle he is driving.”

If you know Reed or have any information on his whereabouts, you are asked to call the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office at (865) 544-0751, submit a tip online at or contact the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department at (423) 775-7837.