Sheriff's office says missing Churchville man located safely

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UPDATE — Mr. Painter has been safely located, according to the sheriff's office.

WAYNESBORO — The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing person who was last seen in the Waynesboro area on Nov. 20 but wasn't reported missing until Tuesday, a press release said.

James William Painter, 46, of Churchville, was last seen at the Sheetz store in Waynesboro, the sheriff's office said.

James W. Painter
James W. Painter

Painter is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information about this missing person, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-2017.

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