Missing man in Newport News considered to be in danger

Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-20 11:31:26-05

Kelsey Jamere Wharton

Newport News, Va. – Newport News police are searching for a missing 25-year-old man by the name of Kelsey Jamere Wharton.

Police say Wharton is described as being a black male, about 5’10, weighing about 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Wharton was a resident at the Hilton Adult Home in the 300 block of Main Street. Wharton uses HRT buses for transportation, police say.

Police say Wharton takes medication for mental conditions and most likely does not have the medication with him. He has not been in contact with his family since December 4, 2012. He may be trying to make his way to relatives in Danville, Virginia, where he was raised. Police in Danville have been provided information pertaining to this case.

Officials tell NewsChannel 3 that Wharton has also expressed an interest in going to New York to contact the rapper “50 Cent”.

Due to Wharton’s mental issues and not having his medication, detectives consider him a missing and endangered person.

Anyone who may have information on Wharton’s whereabouts or who may see him is asked to call Police Communications at (757) 247-2500.

Police say Wharton’s hair is currently in cornrows. 

Watch NewsChannel 3 for updates on this story.