CARTHAGE Mo. — Carthage Police Chief Greg Dagnan tells us he was located around 10:50 PM. He is ok. Confirmed with JASCO.

Jonathan Waddell tells us, “we heard Shannon say on his live broadcast the boy was autistic and that he liked light so one of the guys grabbed our spotlight from Myers Inn in at Carthage.”

Jonathan and his wife Falecia have been top fans since the beginning of Joplin News First. They both work with the Spookhouse, Myers Inn.

“We lit that thing up and it’s bright! We shined it down the [railroad] tracks and it wasn’t 90 seconds and I looked down and he was standing right by me!”


JOPLIN, Mo. — Jasper County Sheriff’s Office shared to social media this evening they are currently searching for a missing Carthage boy. He is thought to have left on foot from his home near 13th and Buena Vista.

SGT Tim Williams of JASCO, while updating us, just south of E 13th on Buena Vista, that if people want to help come drive the neighborhoods in your vehicle. Do not get out of your vehicle as that could distract and throw off the search dogs tracking scent.

Agencies assisting include: JASCO, Carthage Police Department, Carthage Fire Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Carthage City Works, Jasper County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and others.

Urgent! We need you help.

Carthage residents in the area of 13th street and Buena Vista Avenue.

12 year old Koleby Dalton, who has autism, has took off from his home near the 13th and Buena Vista Avenue area. He is wearing a black and white camo Nike hoodie with a orange swoosh symbol, gray pants and black Under Armor tennis shoes.

With the pending weather and lower temperatures tonight we need him found quickly.

Anyone who sees him call 911 immediately.

Thank you. Please share.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

Area where last seen is marked. They are searching that area mostly as he was seen on foot.