Missing man in Lincoln County found, Silver Alert cancelled

Missing man in Lincoln County found, Silver Alert cancelled
Kermit Perkins (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A missing Lincoln County man was located overnight in Buncombe County.

Asheville Police located Kermit Perkins, 78, of Saunders Street, Lincolnton and contacted local authorities. The family was notified and one family member went to Asheville to pick him up.

Perkins was reported missing on October 16 after he failed to return home from taking his boat to Catawba County to be serviced.

Perkins was last seen at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday driving a gray 2005 Dodge Dakota with N.C. tag DMX7071. Deputies say he was pulling a boat trailer with a bass boat on it, with boat registration of CL49560.

Kermit Perkins was last seen driving a gray 2005 Dodge Dakota with N.C. tag DMX7071.
Kermit Perkins was last seen driving a gray 2005 Dodge Dakota with N.C. tag DMX7071. (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

Perkins is described as a white male, 5′9″ tall and around 170 lbs. He has blue eyes and short gray hair. He was wearing khaki shorts, a burgundy striped shirt, beige crocs and a blue hat.

Anyone who sees Perkins or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

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