Nobody had spoken with Kenneth Chaffin since Monday evening, said his father, Roland Chaffin.
“We tried Facebook, we tried texting, we tried the phone,” he said.
Roland Chaffin said that his son — who finished homeschooling in the past few months and worked at two Tecumseh restaurants — had never had any previous run-ins with the law and was not fighting with his family before his disappearance.
“Kenneth was a follower, not a leader. That's what we figure. He followed someone and got in over his head,” he said.
When the family arrived home, 17 guns and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition kept in a locked bedroom were missing, Roland Chaffin said. Because of the condition of the house, he thinks there was someone else besides his son involved in the theft. The pickup that was taken was going to be given to Kenneth Chaffin when he turned 18.
“My biggest thing is the family down there and what they're going through. ... I would have done the exact same thing as the homeowner. My heart goes out to them,” Roland Chaffin said.
“My son's not an angel. I'm not saying that he is. But the Kenneth we know was not capable of this,” he said.
“God is in control, and God is going to get me through this,” said Kenneth's mother, Brenda Chaffin. She declined to comment further.