By: Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com
January 21, 2013
WILLIAMSON — A joint effort is underway between the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and the Williamson Police Department (WPD) to locate a missing person who was last seen on Jan. 3, and are asking for the public’s assistance.
According to information provided by MCSD Sgt. Joe Smith and WPD Patrolman Darry Paige, Chad Everett Roberts, 41, had been staying with friends who reside at Rawl, but frequently traveled back and forth to Williamson on an ATV and was known to ride alongside NS railroad tracks to avoid driving on the highway.
The last reported sighting of Roberts was on Jan. 3, at the Williamson floodwall underneath the Pete Dillon (Harvey Street) bridge at approximately 8:30 p.m. He was said to be wearing brown bibs, white Converse sneakers and a black toboggan. He is described as being 5’8” tall and weighs in the vicinity of 150 lbs. Roberts has brown eyes and black hair.
Robert’s mother traveled from South Charleston last week to file a missing person’s report after hearing the news that her son had not been seen for 2 weeks. The investigating officers have scoured the area between Rawl and Williamson in hopes of finding clues that would lead them to Roberts’ whereabouts but have been unsuccessful. They have also spoke with several of his friends and family members but thus far, have no leads.
If you know where Roberts is residing or if you have seen or spoke with him after the date of Jan. 3rd, you are asked to please contact the MCSD at 304-235-0300 or the WPD at 304-235-2570. You can keep your identity private if you wish, law enforcement is only interested in information that will lead them to the missing man.
“Please come forward if you know anything about Chad Roberts. We would very much like to assist the family in their search for information regarding his location or what may have happened to him,” stated WPD Chief C.D. Rockel. “Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.”