Deputies search for missing Pendleton man

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By Christopher Brooke

Henry County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a 39-year-old Pendleton man who has been missing since Feb. 10, after a member of his family made a missing persons report Feb. 14.

Brian Michael Scott’s family sought help after not hearing from him as usual through phone calls or posts on Facebook, according to Deputy Chase Dewitt.

The sister advised the last time Scott had been seen was when his friends were giving him a ride in Henry County Feb. 9. “He freaked out, told them to stop the car, jumped out and ran into a field on [Ky.] 146,” Dewitt said.

Camera footage showed that Scott went to the Pilot station in Pendleton Feb. 10 at 4:30 a.m. At that time, a nude man knocked on the door of several commercial trucks, asking the drivers to provide him with clothes, Dewitt said. The man explained his clothes got wet when he fell in a creek. “The truck driver felt bad he didn’t give him a sweatshirt, but [the driver] was kind of freaked out,” Dewitt said.

Later, a Love Stuff clerk also made a report of a nude man, asking for help with clothes and giving the same explanation. Deputies were able to work backward, and they found the pond where Scott had fallen in, as supported by the fact they found clothes matching the description of what Scott had been wearing that day. Deputies searched the woods nearby with a canine team, and they intend to do that again by a creek that’s behind Love Stuff, Dewitt said. Deputies do not believe foul play was involved.

“As far as we know, he got a ride,” Dewitt said. “We know he had no property on him, no phone, so he couldn’t call anybody.” A nationwide alert has gone out for Scott through the Kentucky State Police, Dewitt said. Scott has a sister in the Southwestern U.S., and he may be hitchhiking there. “

We’re just trying to rule everything out,” he said. Authorities describe Scott as a white male with red hair and hazel eyes. He stands six foot tall, weighs 180 pounds and has a scar on his left eye.

Anyone with information on Scott’s whereabouts should call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (502) 845-2909 or the Kentucky State Police at (502) 532-6363.