MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Marlboro County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing endangered adult. Search efforts are in progress after phone records and interviews from witnesses.
According to the MCSO, 71-year-old Alvin Shannon was last seen Thursday, October 1st in Bennettsville at the Dollar Tree in the Wal-Mart parking lot; he left the parking lot in his 2009 Dark Gray Honda Accord with a SC Veterans Tag V27243 and turned on Hwy 9 back towards Bennettsville.
Shannon is reported to have several medical conditions and some may affect his cognitive abilities as well.
Witnessed who spoke with him on the phone after leaving this location in Bennettsville and phone records have Investigators focusing in the Wallace Area of Marlboro County from Hickory Grove RD and across Wallace to areas near Hatcher Hill Rd.
Investigators learned through interviews that it is possible he wrecked his vehicle in one of these areas in Wallace SC and cell phone records confirm this information.
The MCSO, DNR and Wallace Search and Rescue are concentrating search efforts in these areas at this time. SLED is also assisting with the sharing of this information across SC. The MCSO is setting up a Command Post in the Wallace area as well.
Shannon is 6'0'' and 160lb and his beard has since been died black.
If anyone has information, contact 911 or the MCSO immediately.