Missing Pocahontas man found

ARBOVALE – A Pocahontas County man who was reported missing Sunday afternoon was located at approximately 6 a.m. Monday at a Petersburg gas station, officials said.

Jesse Nicholas, 76, was located by a civilian who recognized him from social media pleas for help, Pocahontas County Office of Emergency Management Director Shawn Dunbrack said.

“Police issued a Silver Alert for Nicholas on Sunday,” Dunbrack said. “We had several law enforcement agencies helping search for Nicholas, and alerts were issued on social media sites asking for help from civilians to help locate him.”

Dunbrack said a Pocahontas County sheriff’s deputy was traveling to pick up Nicholas Monday and bring him back to Pocahontas County.

He said Nicholas was not injured and would be delivered to his home.