Police seek help finding NC brothers missing for 2 days

UPDATE: Missing NC brothers found, deputies say

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) – The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate two missing Whiteville teens last seen Feb. 13.


William Indiana Jones, 16, and James Dean Jones, 15, were walking their dogs near their home on Pinewood Lane around 3:15 p.m on Monday when they went missing.

Officials said they were last seen near Soles and Hallsboro roads, south of Whiteville.

William stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 165 pounds. James is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. Both teens have blond hair and blue eyes.

The brothers were walking pit bull mix puppies. Both dogs are said to have black and white fur.

The teens’ father, William Dean Jones, said he was upset after one of the dogs had an accident in the house and told the boys to take the dogs out.

“I don’t know if my sons took it as, ‘get out.’ I don’t have a clue, but they got they got their puppies and went outside,” William Dean Jones said.

He said he’s been unable to sleep since Monday night and has searched everywhere. The brothers left their cell phones at home and their father said the boys have never left home like this before.

“They’re the two best grandsons that there could ever be. They’re sweet, they’re polite. I’ve had strangers come up to me and tell me how polite they are,” said Jean Jacobs, the boys’ grandmother.

Williams Dean Jones said he had no plans to stop searching, and asks anyone who can to help in the search.

“I’m going to put that coat on and I’m going back out there until I can find them. Because I don’t have a choice,” he said. “Please, for the love of God, just come home. If you need me find a way, I’ll be there.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of William and James, please contact the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at 910-642-6551.

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