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Charlotte County man reported missing found safe

74-year-old has cognitive impairment

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

A 74-year-old man reported missing out of Charlotte County has been found safe, according to the county’s sheriff’s office.

Authorities had issued a senior alert for Richard Bankston just before 6 p.m. Monday/


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are looking for a 74-year-old man who was last seen Monday in Charlotte County.

Virginia State Police issued a senior alert for Richard Bankston just before 6 p.m.

Bankston was last seen on Richardson Road at 12:30 p.m. in Keysville. At the time he was possibly wearing a long sleeve, dark-colored shirt and dark nylon sweatpants with white tennis shoes. He is 6′1″, weighs 200 pounds and has blue eyes.

Police said Bankston could be driving a gold, 2007 Toyota Camry with Virginia tags, “AED-6053.”

Bankston has a cognitive impairment, according to the police, so his disappearance poses a threat to his health and safety.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 434-542-5141.


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