Teen missing in Lewis County

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]

VANCEBURG — The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department is currently searching for a missing boy

Dalton Goodwin, 14, of Garrison, was last seen early Wednesday. According to Sheriff Johnny Bivens, Goodwin left the home he shares with his grandmother, Margaret Gayheart, on Upper Twin Branch in Garrison.

Bivens said he was notified of the incident around 7:20 Wednesday morning, when it was discovered that Goodwin was gone along with a vehicle. Goodwin is thought to have left his home in a black 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, extended cab pick-up truck.

The sheriff’s department is currently looking for information regarding Goodwin’s location. A ‘be on the look out” alert as been issued on the missing truck, and efforts to locate Goodwin via his cellphone have been employed.

“We do know he was at a local gas station around 5:15 (Wednesday) morning,” Bivens said.

Reasons behind Goodwin’s disappearance are currently unclear, though Bivens suspects the incident may be attributed to a rebellious teenager.

“I think he was disciplined a day or two ago, not physically, of course,” Bivens said, suggesting Goodwin left because he was upset about the punishment.

Any additional information that would lead to finding to Goodwin has yet to be uncovered, although Bivens said there are reports of people seeing Goodwin riding a four-wheeler Wednesday evening.

Goodwin is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes, he was last seen wearing a black shirt, jeans, and brown pull-on boots.

Anyone with information that would aid in locating Goodwin may contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department at 606-796-2912.


Jonathan Wright

[email protected]