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Missing Lincoln County man found safe in Louisiana

A man missing from Lincoln County was found safe Tuesday night in a nearby state.

“He was with a friend in Louisiana,” Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said.

Family members Monday reported Sherman Lee McCall missing. They hadn’t spoken to him in several weeks and said it was unusual for him to stay away for so long. McCall doesn’t own a phone or a car and either walks or relies on rides for travel.

He was last seen on Heucks Retreat Road about four weeks ago.

Rushing said investigators began calling McCall’s friends and were able to locate him in Louisiana.

McCall is safe and unharmed, Rushing said.