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Deputies: Missing Lincoln County man located at Charlotte transit station

Staff Writer

A missing Lincoln County man who was last seen Oct. 3 has been located in Charlotte, deputies said.

Officers found 42-year-old Glenn Ray Johnson, of Eaker Road on the county’s southwestern end, at a Transportation Transit Station on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies had gone to the area to investigate surveillance at a McDonalds restaurant, where officers said someone used Johnson’s bank cards Monday to make a purchase.

Johnson was last seen leaving his area residence earlier this month, headed on-foot to the Cherryville Wal-Mart, family members told deputies.

Detectives later learned he called a taxi, which picked him up at the store and took him to a Greyhound Bust Station in Charlotte, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The local law enforcement agency issued a press release Wednesday morning asking the public’s help in locating Johnson or providing any information regarding the two suspects whom deputies said have used the man’s credit or debit card on more than one occasion.

A third man is believed to have Johnson’s cell phone, the release said.

Deputies noted they were concered about man, who walks with a limp due to having suffered several strokes, and believed he may have been staying at a Charlotte homeless shelter.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has taken over the part of the investigation regarding the stolen bank cards.

Johnson has since returned to his area home. He was not injured in the incident.






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