Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

UPDATE – As of 2:40 p.m. January 22, a neighboring police department has made contact with this man. Thank you to everybody who helped share this information


imageAround 6 a.m. January 22, 2016, Lieutenant Dennis Foley responded to a missing person complaint. According to the caller, Johnahan Hubbard, 32, of Limestone Branch Road in the Siler community, was last contacted around 7:30 p.m. the day before. The caller, his mother, said that prior to that, he had been upset and made threatening statements toward family members.

His mother reported that Hubbard was recently diagnosed with two medical conditions but has not been taking the prescribed medication. Hubbard does not own a vehicle. Once before, he left his home and was located walking in Clay County, where he has family. According to the mother, Hubbard has only lived in this area since January 6 and may not have many contacts in the area. The family reported him missing after several hours of attempting to locate him, and official search efforts have been hindered due to the current ice and snow conditions.

Hubbard is described as a 5′ 7″ tall male of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing camouflage overalls, a plaid jacket with a gray hood, and a brown baseball cap. This is considered a Golden Alert, and anybody with information of Hubbard’s whereabouts is asked to contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017.

Lt. Foley was assisted by Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses, Sergeant Todd Shelley and Deputy John Hill.