NEWTON, N.C. — Authorities are searching for a 23-year-old man last seen by his friends at work in Newton on Monday night.
Andy Scott Sigmon’s vehicle was found in Davie County on Highway 64 East, just north of Peter Hairston Road, on Tuesday morning.
Deputies believe Sigmon ran out of gas along the highway. A deputy stopped and checked on him and thought he was OK.
Two hours later, Sigmon ended up near a large plantation 2 miles away where Adrian Carpenter tried to talk with him.
"He was walking across from our house and he was confused and disoriented," Carpenter said.
The sheriff's office received a report at about 2:30 p.m. that day of a person who fit Sigmon’s description entering the woods on foot off of Peter Hairston Road.
Sigmon has not been seen since.
On Wednesday, search crews were using dogs in the wooded areas and took to boats on the Yadkin River in an attempt to find him. Searchers found a shirt and a pair of shoes believed to belong to Sigmon.
He is described as 6-feet tall and weighs 140 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Sigmon was last seen in blue jeans and no shirt.
Family members told Channel 9 that Sigmon was prescribed some new medication recently and might be disoriented.
His father, Jody Sigmon, showed Faherty one of the dozens of missing person flyers that he has passed out in the area 6 miles west of Mocksville.
"I just want to hug his neck and tell him we all love him," Jody Sigmon said.
His father said his son struggled with substance abuse but had recently gone through treatment.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Davie County Sheriff's Office (336-751-5547).
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