CrimeStoppers offers reward for info on Wells man

by Cristin Parker cristin@thecherokeean.com
Nick Pence Nick Pence

Cherokee County CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information on the whereabouts of a Wells man.

An investigation begun by the Wells Police Department reports Nick Pence, 22, of Wells was last seen at the Wells Manor Apartments on Monday, Sept. 30, wearing a red shirt and jeans.

Wells Police Chief Harold Rapsilver urges anyone with any information on Pence’s current location to call the Wells PD, (936) 867-5593, or Cherokee County CrimeStoppers, (903) 586-STOP. All callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous.

“He’s an adult and as such can legally just walk away and not tell anybody,” Chief Rapsilver said. “I’ve contacted law enforcement offices and hospitals in our surrounding counties to make sure something didn’t happen, with no luck. There’s no suspicious circumstances that lead us to believe anything happened to him, and he’s not in any trouble. His family just wants to make sure he’d okay.”

The Missing Persons Cases Network Facebook page, which is managed by volunteers interested in raising awareness for missing persons cases throughout the U.S., has a page dedicated to the search for Pence as well.

The social media page states the organization’s mission is “to

“When a loved one goes missing, most people don’t know what to do,” MPCN’s page states. “We work directly with willing families to help guide them through the process of finding their loved ones. No one ever thinks this will happen to them, until it does. Our goal is to guide them on the best way to bring their loved one home. Our mission is to raise awareness for cases that the media doesn’t talk about.”