UPDATE: Kennesaw Police said that Joshua called his father to tell him he was alright and that he was in Sacramento, on Thursday evening.
Joshua “Chuck” James Norris, 19, has been missing since a week ago Friday from Kennesaw, Georgia.
His father received a text message from Joshua who said he was heading back to Kennesaw, but he never showed up.
According to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Dept. Joshua’s car had broken down on the side of the road near the 1000 block of Tommy Lee Cook Road in Palmetto around 1:00 p.m. A deputy went to see if he could help him and then smelled marijuana. Norris was arrested on a misdemeanor charge and taken to jail.
James Norris, Joshua’s father bailed him out last Friday, and they recovered the vehicle he borrowed from a friend from the impound lot.
Joshua drove away and sometime during the day went to pick up a friend and then dropped him off at the Court Square in Newnan about 6:00 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, Joshua texted his parents and apologized for getting into trouble and he seemed troubled over the arrest. In one text he told his mother he couldn’t take it. and all he wanted to do was make his parents proud. The last text was around 10:00 p.m., when he said he was going to Kennesaw.
When the car that Joshua was driving never was returned the friend call Joshua’s parents on Sunday. That is when Joshua’s father filed a missing person report.
On Monday, Joshua’s phone was found near an auto oil change business on U.S. Hwy 29 south of Newnan. The employees called the parents on the phone and they came and picked it up. It still had some battery life.
Joshua is 6’2″ tall, 195 pounds. He may be driving a red 1993 Toyota Celica GT with Georgia Plates BIC7747.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Kennesaw Police at 770-422-2505.