Search continues for missing Clanton man

Published 4:04 pm Friday, February 19, 2016

No leads have turned up as the search for a missing 34-year-old Clanton man continues.

“Right now, we still don’t know where he could be,” Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon said. “We will go out and search for him, and nothing comes up. We have been searching in the woods, and we can’t find anything.”



Jeremy Todd Wilson was last seen around 3 p.m. Feb. 7, walking on County Road 448 in Clanton.

The area where Wilson was walking is near the Refuge community.

Shearon said a search party for Wilson will be held on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. for anyone interested in helping look for Wilson.

“There is a group planning to go out and look for him,” Shearon said. “There is going to be a dog team, and we will probably organize a grid search to make sure every inch of the woods is covered. If anyone from the public wants to come out and help, we would invite them to do so.”

Shearon said a command post will be set up at Mt. Springs Church off County Road 51 for those interested in helping with the search.

Anyone planning to assist is asked to arrive between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Detailed maps of the area will be set up at the command post.

“Some of the officers have been going out every day and looking for him,” Shearon said. “We have also been trying to follow up on any leads we might have, but usually those leads turn out to go nowhere and we are back to where we started. We are just as frustrated as anyone because we can’t find him.”

Wilson’s mother reported him missing to authorities, Assistant Chief Deputy Shane Mayfield said at the time of Wilson’s disappearance.

Wilson was last seen wearing an Alabama hoodie, blue jeans, black and white Nike shoes and a gray Under Armour hat.

Wilson is 5 feet 4 inches, weighs 140 pounds, has green eyes and brown hair.

His birthday is Oct. 1, 1981.

According to the initial report, Wilson was riding in a vehicle with his wife and had allegedly taken prescription drugs before exiting the vehicle.

Mayfield said the family has not seen Wilson since he exited the vehicle.

Due to the possibility of Wilson taking medication, authorities are concerned that Wilson might have overdosed.

If anyone has seen Wilson, or has knowledge of his whereabouts, they are asked to notify the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 755-4698, Chilton County 911 at (205) 755-1120 or email