Deputies Need Help Finding Missing Lincoln County Teen

VALE, NC — Deputies need help locating a teen who went missing Tuesday night.

According to officials, 15-year-old Justin Shoemake was last seen around 10pm in western Lincoln County. Deputies say he does not have his cell phone, and told friends that he was running away.

Shoemake is described as a white male, 5′, 120lbs, with blond hair and hazel eyes. Deputies say they do not know where he may be heading, but he does have family in Tennessee.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.