Cherokee County Sheriff’s officials are asking the public for help finding a man last seen more than two weeks ago.
Nathaniel James Lewis, 33, reported missing July 24 to the sheriff’s office, was last seen July 16 by his boss.
“Lewis worked at Mazzio’s in Tahlequah,” Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault said. “He came to work and was sick, so they sent him home. As far as we know, that’s the last anyone’s seen of him.”
Lewis is described as being 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
With no leads to go on, the sheriff’s office is asking anyone with knowledge of Lewis’ disappearance or whereabouts to contact their office.
Chennault said Lewis lived with his grandmother in the Grand View area north of Tahlequah. Lewis’ grandmother went to Georgia to stay with Lewis’ mother the same day Lewis went missing, Chennault said. A repair man went to Lewis’ home July 19 to fix a faulty air conditioning unit, but said he found the front and back doors of the home opened.
“A cell phone and (Lewis’) glasses were found inside,” Chennault said. “But Lewis and his truck were gone.”
Chennault said the pickup, a brown Ford F-150 with the license plate 428GLS, hasn’t been located and authorities don’t have much to work on.
“We’ve entered him as a missing person, and hopefully someone comes across him or something will turn up,” Chennault said. “But right now we have no idea. Nothing at all.”
Chennault said Lewis has some cousins in Tahlequah, but they told authorities they hadn’t heard from or seen Lewis.
Lewis’ mother is in now Tahlequah, Chennault said.