LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Lincoln County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing runaway teenager.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of St. Matthews Church Road in Maiden around 10:30 Wednesday night.

Police say that 15-year-old Tipton Lamar Jones was last seen Wednesday. He is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-3 and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Jones’ whereabouts is asked to call Lincoln County Deputies at 704-732-9050.