Boone, NC police searching for missing 19-year-old man

BOONE, NC (WJHL)– Boone police are searching for James Martin Roberts, 19, who was last seen Thursday near the Appalachian State University Convocation Center.thumbnail_James_Martin_Roberts_2

According to police, Martin was last seen on Thursday, April 21, at approximately 12:30 PM near the intersection of Hardin Street and Rivers Street.

There was a possible sighting of Martin in the Trout Lake area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A NC State Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in checking the area last night however, nothing was located.

Roberts was last seen wearing a black, short sleeve, Appalachian State windbreaker, khaki shorts, gray new balance shoes and a white golf visor hat.

Martin is from Kernersville, NC, and currently resides in Boone while attending Caldwell Community College. His family told police they are concerned, because his disappearance is very out of character for him.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900 or High Country Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125.

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