Missing resident found safe; mom offers thanks

By Chris Berendt - cberendt@civitasmedia.com


GARLAND — Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities and family members spent Wednesday searching for any information that would assist them in locating Andrew Moore, who went missing on Monday. Shortly before 4 p.m., Moore was found.

“Andrew Moore has been found,” his mother announced on her Facebook page. “He is safe.”

Moore, 20, who lives with his mother at 130 West 6th St., Garland, was last seen at 7 a.m. Monday, his mother said early Wednesday. Deputies responded to a report of a missing person at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. Jenny said her son was missing and “discerned his disappearance as out of the ordinary,” authorities said.

A description of Moore, a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 190 pounds, was disseminated to the public. Authorities said they were trying to locate Moore, who was described as having medium-length dirty blonde hair and green eyes with “Moore” tattooed on his left forearm. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black pants and tan boots, sheriff’s officials said at the time.

Moore works at Family Dollar in Garland and previously worked at Wal-Mart in Clinton. Jenny said her son keeps to himself and seldom travels outside of his trek from work to home, and back. Not showing up for work was a red flag, she attested.

“He was to call Monday night for his schedule and never called. He has even been to work sick. Never missed a day,” she stated to The Independent early Wednesday, noting that when he isn’t at work, he was at the address on West 6th Street. “He stays with me and he goes nowhere (but) to work and home. He is tight with his money.”

Moore appealed on Facebook to media outlets Wednesday morning, at which point sheriff’s authorities were scouring the southern end of the county. By early Wednesday afternoon, Jenny said there was “still no sign” of her son. Later on, however, her prayers were answered. She said her son was found at his brother’s home.

“Thank you all for your help, concern and prayers,” Jenny stated on her Facebook page. “God bless you all. Thank you Julia Carr and Sampson County Sheriff’s Department for all your hard work.”

Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

By Chris Berendt



Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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