Father, 4-year-old son missing in Lincoln County


DENVER, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Detectives in Lincoln County are searching for a 44-year-old man with a cognitive impairment and his 4-year-old son last seen Wednesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said 44-year-old Adrian Vancleave and his son, Lincoln, were last seen around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 when Adrian picked up his son at Denver Christian Academy in Denver, N.C.

The two were reportedly supposed to meet the boy’s mother around 5 p.m. but never arrived.

Vancleave’s wife told detectives that her husband has been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment and has gone missing before, but never with his son.

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Adrian Vancleave is described as 5’9” tall with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Lincoln is 3’6” tall with curly, sandy blond hair. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt, red shorts, and navy blue and orange shoes.

Deptuties said the two should be in a dark-blue 2008 Acura four-door with North Carolina license plate FJM-9863. The vehicle has a broken taillight.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202, Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

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