Silver Alert issued for Elizabeth City man

Taryell Powell (Photo provided by Elizabeth City Police Department)

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — A Silver Alert has been issued for a 38-year-old man from Elizabeth City, who is missing and needs medication.

Taryell Javon Powell was last seen last Tuesday around 8:45 p.m. at the Eagle Mart in the 1900 block of North Road Street. Investigators learned Powell purchased a bus ticket to Norfolk that day, but he hasn’t been heard from or seen by anyone since.

Mike Boone with the Elizabeth City Police Department said Powell has a cognitive impairment and doesn’t have his medication with him.

He’s described as a black man with short black hair. He appears to be about 5’11” tall and weigh about 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a long sleeve black shirt. He also had on a blue and red New York Giants baseball cap.

Investigators believe Powell could be headed to Norfolk or Raleigh, N.C. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact ECPD Investigator Bray at (252) 335-432.

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