Benson Police are seeking help from the public in locating a missing man. Around 3:00am last Friday morning, police said Christopher Cole Thomas of Live Oak, Florida and two of his friends were traveling on I-40 towards Durham when they exited off the interstate and had come into Benson.
As the men were traveling through a residential area, Thomas suddenly stopped the car, jumped out and ran away. His two friends attempted to find him but could not so they called police.
Police Captain Greg Percy said extensive efforts have been made by officers to locate Thomas but there have not been any sightings since his disappearance near North Elm and East Morgan Streets.
Thomas, who worked as an electrician most recently in Minnesota, was in North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with a co-worker in Durham. Police said he has not contacted any of his friends, his employer, or family members.
Thomas is described as a 22 year-old white male, 6 foot 1, 230 pounds, with brown/blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, black pants, and a black Carhartt jacket.