UPDATED @ 10:18 PM DEVELOPING: Search In Barbour County For Missing PersonRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 15 2012 3:28 PM
BARBOUR COUNTY: Barbour County Sheriff Leroy Upshaw has confirmed there is a search for a missing person on going in Barbour County. They have called for air support assistance from Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson.
Sheriff Upshaw said the information so far is very limited and they are not sure exactly what the situation is. Some information the Sheriff Department has makes them beleive the missing person could be foul play related. But Sheriff Upshaw said at this time they are not sure what they have.
When more details are known we will update.
UPDATED @ 10:18 PM
We spoke Barbour County Sheriff Lt. David Morris who is in charge of the investigation into the missing person. Lt. Morris has identifed the person missing as 27 year old Willie David Pugh. He has not been seen since around 7:30 PM on Saturday evening.
Lt. Morris said it is out of character for Pugh to be out of contact. Pugh's car has been found behind an abandoned house off Hwy. 51 South.
Lt. Morris said one person is in custody at this time for questioning because foul play is suspected.
Anyone with any information on Willie David Pugh is urged to call Lt. Morris with Barbour County Sheriff Department.