Crime & Courts

Lincoln authorities seek missing 15-year-old

Lincoln County authorities are looking for a missing 15-year-old who they say might be in Burke or Caldwell counties.

Tyler Lee McNeil was last seen at his residence, in the 400 block of Hilltop Road near Lincolnton, around 11 p.m. Friday. The sheriff’s office said Tyler left home wearing camouflage pants, orange and gray tennis shoes, white socks and a light blue T-shirt.

Authorities said the teen recently moved to the Lincolnton area, and they say he might be in Morganton or in Caldwell County near Granite Falls, Lenoir or Saw Mills.

He is described as being 5 foot 3, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information on Tyler’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, 704-732-9050, or Crime Stoppers, 704-736-8909.