***LOCATED***: Critically Missing Elderly Male in Charles County

News Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Per the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Knott has been located, safe and unharmed in Issue, MD. There is no further information at this time.


We are searching for Charles Edward Knott, 70, of Dentsville, who was last seen at 9 a.m. yesterday morning in the 11000 block of Route 6 in Dentsville riding a camouflage-colored UTV Gator after making a food purchase at Cooksey’s store.

The CCSO began a search in the late evening after family and friends were unable to find him and reported him missing. Officers have established a search command center and are utilizing K9s, drones, and ATVs. Knott is 5’07”, 155lbs, and is unshaven. It is not known what type of clothing he is wearing.

According to family members, Knott has partial paralysis on one side of his body related to a stroke and he is forgetful. His home is approximately 1/4 mile from the store off of Route 6.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 or 301-932-2222

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