Deputies in 2 local counties looking for 2 missing people

Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 12:57 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 4:28 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond and Burke County deputies are searching for missing people as of Thursday.

In Richmond County

According to authorities, Gary Broughton, 58, is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing around 180 pounds.

Broughton was released from prison in March and has not been seen since, according to authorities.

Broughton was dropped off in the 1300 block of Greene Street, and is possibly homeless, according to authorities.

If you have any information on Broughton, please contact investigator Ronald Sylvester at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080.

In Burke County

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the help of the community in locating a person who went missing in July 2021.

According to authorities, Portia Lakendra Nesbitt, 35, went missing from the Waynesboro area.

Nesbitt is described to be five foot, 2 inches, around 110 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, according to authorities.

If you have any information regarding this person can reach out to Lieutenant James Kelly with the Burke County sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133.