Meanwhile, RPD officers find themselves searching for another missing person.
Carey Paul Smith, 29, a Ruston resident, has been missing since Thursday, said Lt. Tim Parker, spokesman for the Ruston Police Department.
Smith is a white male who is 5’11” and weighs about 256 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes, Parker said.
“His wife saw him at home at 7 a.m. (Thursday) morning and he has not been seen since,” Parks said. “Additionally, his vehicle is missing.”
Smith is not responding to cell phone calls or text messages, and police do not yet suspect foul play, Parker said.
“According to those who know him (Smith), this is not normal behavior for him,” Parker said.
Smith is an employee at the Movie Gallery video store in Ruston.
“He didn’t show up to work (Thursday),” said Tony Brinkmeier, district manager of Movie Gallery. “We’re concerned that he’s OK, and we’re praying for the family. We’re hoping somebody sees him.”
Smith has no known medical conditions, but investigators have checked area hospitals to search for him, Parker said. Smith drives a 1995 Ford Explorer with the license plate tag KDD463.
Police have already listed him into the National Crime Information Center as a missing person, Parker said.
Anyone with any information about Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call the Ruston Police Department at 255-4141 and asked for Capt. Darryl Newsom, who is handling the case.