Silver Alert issued for Franklin County man


KITRELL, Franklin County - The North Carolina Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for an elderly man, George Vencon Cheatham, from Franklin County who is missing and believed to be endangered.

Cheatham, 80, black male, was last seen wearing a brown coat and blue & white checkered long sleeve shirt, near Lee Brooks Road and Sims Bridge in Kitrell. He has grey hair and brown eyes.

He is also described to be about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. Cheatham is reported to have been driving a white Buick Lesabre with North Carolina license plate number, AJR-2680, at the time of his disappearance.

Cheatham is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for the elderly man and call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 919-496-2511 with any leads as to his whereabouts.

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