The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with finding a 25-year-old Cornelius man.
Matthew Pugh was last seen early Saturday morning and his disappearance is being treated as suspicious, according to Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a deputy was called to the32900 block of Southwest Plum Tree Court about an unoccupied Ford Taurus that was left running and blocking a driveway.
The car was registered to Pugh and the ignition was "punched," requiring a screwdriver to start and stop the engine, Ray said.
The deputy reached out to Pugh's family to find out where he was. The family told the deputy they had not seen him since early Saturday morning.
The family also told the deputy that Pugh had previously damaged the ignition.
On Sunday, a family member of Pugh's reported him missing.
"I think something has happened and we want to find him," said Jolynne Simshaw, Pugh's aunt. "We love him so much."
Pugh has not shown up for work or contacted anyone close to him, Ray said.
He is described as 5-foot-8, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Deputies don't know what Pugh was wearing when he went missing.
Anyone with information regarding the Pugh's whereabouts are asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.