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Deputies looking for missing Catawba Co teen

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Deputies in Catawba County are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing teen.

Erek Damien Uron Barnes, 19, was last seen on Wednesday, June 18.

Barnes left his home on Highway 16 South at 7:15 p.m. and told his family that he was going to walk to the CITGO gas station at the corner of Hwy 16 and Bethany Church Road.

He was seen on camera at the store buying cigars, then left on foot in an unknown direction.

His family has not heard from or seen Barnes since he left the gas station.

Barnes is described as a black male, 5'8" tall weighing 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a teal t-shirt, possibly Aeropostle brand, blue jean shorts and a red, white and black hat with "Chicago" on the front.

Anyone with information on Barnes' whereabouts should call Inv. T. Whisenant with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at 828-466-7229, or Catawba County Communications at 828-464-3112.

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