A missing Lincoln County man was found in Davidson County, North Carolina and is safe. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detective learned at approximately 7:00 p.m. Thursday (October 7) that 89-year-old William Andrew Reel of Lincolnton was found near Lexington by Davidson County deputies. Family members headed to that location last night to return Mr. Reel and his vehicle to Lincoln County.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Taswell Lane in Lincolnton residence at approximately 11:00 p.m. Wednesday (October 6) in reference to a man who failed to return home. Officers were told that Mr.Reel is reportedly suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He was determined to be endangered and a Silver Alert was issued.