UPDATE: According to a statement released by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at about 2:30 this afternoon, Mr. Smith was found today in Georgia and is safe.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly Lincoln County man. The man has been identified as 84-year-old Robert Houston Smith of High Terrace Lane in Lincolnton. Mr. Smith was last seen leaving his residence around 11:30 a.m. Monday (May 3).
He is described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a light colored short sleeve button down shirt, and a black “Vietnam Veteran’s” cap. Smith is 5’5″, has brown hair, blue eyes and weighs around 180 pounds.
He was last seen driving a 2005 white Ford Explorer with an unknown Georgia license plate. He has family in the Georgia area and could possibly be traveling in that direction.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert Houston Smith is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.