McDowell deputies search for probation absconder

Jonathan Wayne Roland

UPDATE: Missing and wanted man Jonathan Roland has been located unharmed, according to authorities

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for an Old Fort man who’s been reported missing and is also a probation absconder.

Jonathan Wayne Roland, 45, of 340 Campground Road, was last seen on Jan. 28. His family reported him missing on Friday, March 9. Roland is on probation and has absconded supervision by failing to inform his probation officer of his whereabouts.

Roland is described as a white male who stands 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He has brown eyes and is balding with some grayish-brown hair and a grayish-brown beard.

Anyone with information concerning Roland’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Paul Alkire at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

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