NCSO searches for man missing since Thursday

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a man who has been reported missing since Thursday.

Robert “Bobby” Weaver, 27, was last seen around 7:30 p.m. Thursday walking with his dog south along Ga. Highway 142 near Stone Road. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white shirt.

With the assistance of a local search and rescue team, along with deputies from Putnam County, NCSO searched the area with a K9 unit, but the track was lost off Ga. 142 indicting that he may have gotten into a vehicle.

According to a release from the NCSO, Weaver does have a medical condition, but he is not believed to be in imminent danger and, therefore, does not meet the criteria for a Mattie’s Call.

Weaver has been living with his grandmother in Oxford, who reported him missing on Friday.

åA friend of Weaver’s told deputies that he received a text from the man on Thursday that stated he had been in an argument with his aunt and that police were at his home and that he was going to a motel, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies checked all the motels in the area and have been unable to locate him.

Deputy Cortney Morrison with the NCSO said on Monday that Weaver’s dog did return home and there does appear to be activity in his bank account.