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Jim Dale Rathbun
courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Authorities Seek Missing Man

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. He is 36-year-old Jim Dale Rathbun.

Mr. Rathbun, who lists himself as homeless, was reported missing on April 26. He was last seen at a residence on Old Lake Road in Lincolnton on April 14. He is known to frequent the Lincolnton area.

Rathbun is described as a white male, 5’9″ inches tall, weighing 130 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He has a number of tattoos, including a heart with the name, “Neveah,” on his neck.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jim Dale Rathbun should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202, or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.