84-year-old man reported missing in Lincoln Co. found safe in Georgia

84-year-old man reported missing in Lincoln Co. found safe in Georgia
Robert Houston Smith (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Detectives in Lincoln County say an 84-year-old man reported missing Tuesday has been found safe.

Robert Houston Smith was reported missing after he was last seen leaving his home in Lincolnton around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3.

Officials said Smith has family in the Georgia area and could have possibly been traveling in that direction.

Just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies said Smith had been located in Georgia and was safe.

No further information was released.

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