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Silver Alert issued for Wake Forest man

Posted November 5, 2009
Updated November 6, 2009

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert was issued Thursday for a missing Wake Forest man.

Benjamin Blake Lumpkin, 25, suffers from bi-polar disorder and severe depression, officials said. He is off his medications and is known to abuse cocaine and alcohol. He is also in possession of a stolen firearm, authorities said.

Lumpkin is described as white, 6-foot-8 and about 350 pounds. He has medium-length black hair and brown eyes.

He was driving a white 1997 Toyota Four-runner with N.C. tags YXF1268.

Lumpkin was last seen at his residence on Rocky Ridge Drive.

Anyone with information about Lumpkin should call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-5494.


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  • Firegal Nov 6, 2009

    and as for TWW, just saw the blog, its just a bunch of people speculating...it is bull that all his personal info was put up for the world to see though...tough situation all the way around

  • Firegal Nov 6, 2009

    and honestly, I dont think the news really needs to know. All that matters is that he is found safe and gets the help he needs.

  • Firegal Nov 6, 2009

    I have never heard of them thats why I asked. But the situation is pretty serious, Im not sure the news really has a lot of the facts

  • NCStatePack Nov 6, 2009


    TWW is a reputable local news source you can trust for the LATEST breaking news in Raleigh.

    pwnt is a contributor to the news, and has stated he has spoken with Ben and that this is has been blown out of proportion.

  • Firegal Nov 6, 2009

    pack what are you talking about? Whats with all the accronyms?

  • NCStatePack Nov 6, 2009

    This just in...

    pwnt says he's contacted the Ben, and that this is blown out of proportion.

  • wcumom Nov 6, 2009

    He is more than likely a danger to himself more than he is to others,but it's better safe than sorry.Bi-polar is a loss of self control and I have found,by surroundings.

  • NCStatePack Nov 6, 2009

    TWW news on the scene