York County officers unable to find NC man after hours of searching Catawba area

York County officers still haven't been able to locate a man missing out of Raleigh, N.C. after searching for hours.

A ground search began Wednesday morning off Pottery Road at Cureton Ferry Road, in the Catawba community. After four hours searching a radius of more than a mile, the man still wasn't located.

The York County Sheriff's Office is looking for Martin Bankhead, who was reported missing. His car was found in Catawba on Cureton Ferry. The ground search began about 9:30 a.m. More than 20 deputies, firefighters, a K9 team and mounted patrol unit searched.

The sheriff's office and other public service agencies posted online that Bankhead has been missing since June 10.

According to the York County Department of Public Safety Communications, Bankhead is 61. A black male, he is 6-foot-2 and weighs 180 pounds. He wears glasses and has facial hair.

Bankhead was last seen at his home in Raleigh. He was wearing a purple polo shirt, light khakis and brown shoes.

Bankhead was reported missing by his wife. His vehicle was found, crashed and unoccupied, at 5:45 a.m. June 11.

Anyone with information on Bankhead should call the sheriff's office at 803-628-3056 or Crime Stoppers of York County at 877-409-4321.

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John Marks: jmarks@fortmilltimes.com; @JohnFMTimes
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