Davie County officials looking for missing Newton man
By Shavonne Walker
MOCKSVILLE — Gail Sigmon said it’s out of character for her son, Andy Scott Sigmon, to travel to Mocksville — and even more so to abandon his vehicle on the side of the road.
The 23-year-old Newton resident was last seen April 5 wandering in a wooded Davie County area without a shirt and shoes.
The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Andy Sigmon, whose vehicle was found abandoned on the roadside of East N.C. 64, just north of Peter Hairston Road. Sigmon has no known connection to Mocksville and neither his family nor friends know why he would’ve been in the area.
Officers responded to that area at 2:30 p.m. on April 5 and spoke with Sigmon, who did not seem distressed or in need of help. He reportedly told an officer he would leave the area. Later the same day, witnesses spotted a man matching Sigmon’s description walking around the woods “acting strange.”
Davie County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy J.D. Hartman said witnesses told investigators Sigmon “was talking out of his head.”
Investigators conducted a land and air search, but have yet to find Sigmon. A private search on the ground found his shirt this weekend, Hartman said.
Hartman said the sheriff’s office conducted a search April 5, and the next morning the vehicle was still on the side of the road. Investigators asked Newton Police to get involved.
When the family confirmed Sigmon had not been home, investigators conducted a ground search with bloodhounds and an air search using the N.C. Highway Patrol’s helicopter.
Hartman said the next day, another ground search was conducted using all-terrain vehicles, and jet skis were used to search the Yadkin River.
This weekend a private group — CUE Center for Missing Persons — searched the area and found Sigmon’s shirt.
Gail Sigmon said her son was not the type of person who would walk outdoors without shoes or socks. He’s always been in contact with someone.
“We have no indication that anybody knew anything of his intentions,” she said.
He had gotten off work Monday around 11 p.m. in Newton.
“We just want him home,” she said.
The only thing Gail can think of is her son was on new prescription medications, which could potentially cause hallucinations and confusion. She speculates perhaps he took something else in conjunction with the medication that made him spacey.
Sigmon has two scars on the middle of his forehead that he got when he was a toddler and cartilage that protrudes in the middle of his chest, as well as scratches or cuts to his left forearm.
Andy Sigmon is 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, has hazel eyes and brown hair. He would’ve been wearing blue jean carpenter pants, brown boots with duct tape on the toe, and a blue “mechanic-looking” shirt with Andy written on a name patch and a Renwood Mills patch.
Andy Sigmon would’ve been wearing a wrist watch on his right wrist. He also has a tongue ring.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Andy Sigmon is asked to contact Detective Justin Stutts at the Davie County Sheriff’s Office, 336-751-5547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.