UPDATE: Previously missing Glade Spring teen found in New Mexico

Cody Hines, Photo credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Cody Hines, the 18-year-old from Glade Spring who police was searching for, has been found safe in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Sheriff Fred Newman said he is in the process of returning home.


Authorities need your help in finding an 18-year-old man who last made contact with his family on Wednesday.

According to Sheriff Fred Newman, Cody Austin Hines of Glade Spring could be anywhere from Johnson City to Wytheville and has made comments before about going to Florida.

Hines is white and is 5-foot-5 tall and weighs 135 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He drives a red 2007 Chevy Cobalt with a Virginia license plate of VNG-9078.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 276-676-6277 and press option 7.

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