SALISBURY, N.C. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Rowan County man who authorities believe has dementia. 

According to the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, 66-year-old Richard Earl Travis was last seen heading eastbound on Sowers Ferry Road toward U.S. 29 in Spencer. He was reported missing to police around 5:30 Monday evening. 

Search crews from the Rowan County Rescue Squad, Spencer Police Department and Spencer Fire Department are actively searching for Travis. 

Travis is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He is described as a white man, approximately six feet tall and weighs 157 pounds. He has short, gray hair and hazel eyes. Travis was last seen wearing a silver raincoat, black jogging pants and a black hat. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Spencer Police at 704-216-8500. You can also call 911.