Sheriff: Rowan County man missing since Easter

Published 12:22 pm Thursday, July 30, 2015

RICHFIELD — Rowan investigators hope the public can help as they work to locate a Rowan County man who has been missing since Easter.

A family member reported James Michael Beam, 57, of 195 Richfield Road, Richfield, missing July 14, officials said.

The family member had not been in contact with Beam since Easter, but also doesn’t really speak with Beam on a regular basis. According to the relative, Beam would sometimes “drift from house to house in the area he lived.” However, no one has been in contact with Beam since around early April.

He is a white male, described as being 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. Beam also has a tattoo of a Chinese symbol on his left hand.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call First Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687.