Update: Items from Missing Man's Vehicle Found in Garland County

Update: Items from Missing Man's Vehicle Found in Garland County

Foul play now suspected in this week's disappearance of Dan M. Roberson, 71.

Update (July 12):
GARLAND COUNTY, AR - Personal items from the vehicle of a missing man have been found in Garland County.

The Garland County Sheriff's Department says the property of Dan Roberson was found around midnight Thursday on a trail off Main Haul Road, which is off Highway 7 North in Jessieville.

The items were found by volunteer searchers who soon after found a stolen vehicle in a dense wooded area nearby.

Deputies say at this point foul play is suspected in this week's disappearance of the 71-year-old man from Jessieville, but there are no persons of interest.

Around 8:00 this morning, searchers with the Mounted Patrol, Search & Rescue Unit, Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers began a search on foot and horseback for the missing man and his pickup truck. The search will continue throughout the day.

Police ask if a member of the public locates Roberson's vehicle not to approach it, but instead, call police.

Family members say Roberson has a daily routine. 

"He gets up around
4:30 and does his daily morning stuff and comes home and waters his plants and comes back inside," said granddaughter Kaitlyn Fry.

The community is now praying for Roberson and his family. 

"My hearts are with them. My prayers and thoughts are with them," said friend Terri Reagan. 

Special thoughts are given to a man well known in the area. 

"He's just a good person, hardworking man until he retired and wanted to help everybody he can," said Pastor and friend Jimmie Scott. 

Anyone with information on Roberson's disappearance is urged to call investigators at (501) 622-3690 or on the anonymous tip line at (501) 622-3674.

Original story (July 10):
GARLAND COUNTY, AR - A local man has been reported missing.

Dan M. Roberson, 71, of Jessieville, was last seen Tuesday morning at 516 Blakely Camp Road near his home.

He is 6'2" tall and weighs about 225 pounds. He has gray hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion with a possible scar on the right side of his face.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office says Roberson is diabetic and does not have his medication with him.

Roberson was last seen wearing a blue button up Dickies shirt and blue jeans.

Deputies say he may be traveling in a silver 2012 Chevrolet SK1 truck with a chrome toolbox and Arkansas license plate 567 JPY.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call the Garland County Sheriff's Department at (501) 545-3187.
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