Two area men missing

By John Peters - [email protected]

Local authorities are searching for two missing men, although their cases are not related.

The Mount Airy Police Department issued a Silver Alert earlier today for Joshua Patrick Mount, who was last seen at Northern Hospital of Surry County.

Mount, who authorities said is “endangered,” is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Mount is a 43-year-old Caucasian, 6’2” tall and weighs 289 pounds. He has brown short hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue scrub top and matching pants.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 336-786-3535.

The second missing man has not been seen since Saturday evening, although his wrecked, abandoned car has been found.

Allen Leon Binns Sr. was seen at the Red Stripe in Pilot Mountain around 9:30 p.m. and the Blue Mountain Convenience Store on Cook School Road at 9:36 p.m., according to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.

Once he was reported missing, authorities discovered his vehicle had been involved in an accident on Hwy. 89 near the Palomino Ranch in Lowgap on Saturday around 10:40 pm. The vehicle, a 2012 Silver Honda Accord, was found unoccupied with minor damage.

The Sheriff’s Office said no one has had any contact with Binns since the accident.

Binns is a 38-year-old African-American, 5’4” tall and weighs 198 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white button up shirt, gray basketball shorts, and brown penny-loafers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Surry County Sheriff’s Office at 336-401-8900.



By John Peters

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