Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old male. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of Hudson White Trai in Lincolnton on Sunday (December 19) in reference to a runaway juvenile, Isaiah Richardson. The grandmother told officers the teen was picked up by Lincolnton Police on a previous missing person report on December 17. He was returned home but left again approximately five minutes later.
Detective Justin Link said the last time the teen was seen was on December 17. Isaiah Richardson is described as a black male, 5′ 4″, approximately 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes. Anyone who harbors a runaway juvenile could be subject to criminal charges.
Anyone with information on the teen’s whereabouts 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.