Update: Missing teenager home safe with family, Hockley Co. Sheriff’s Office reports

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Photo of Vonte Brown from the Hockley County Sheriff’s Department.

HOCKLEY COUNTY, Texas (UPDATE) — The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office provided an update Monday morning concerning a missing 15-year-old from Smyer.

Vonte Brown was home safe with his family, the HCSO said in a social media post.

Sheriff Ray Scifres also thanked the community for their assistance searching for him and getting the word out.


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HOCKLEY COUNTY, Texas — The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office was searching for a missing 15-year-old boy Sunday night.

Vonte Brown was absent from his Smyer home without permission, HCSO said. Deputies conducted a search for Brown but could not locate him.

HCSO said Brown was last seen at his home and is believed to have left home Friday night.

He is approximately 5-foot-7 and 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark-colored pants and Nike shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact HCSO or their local law enforcement agency.

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