CORVALLIS, Ore. – Deputies are looking for a runaway youth who’s considered to be at risk.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Nakhai Roberts, 12, went missing more than a week ago from a children’s care facility in the 4500 block of NE Highway 20 in Corvallis.
Staff reported that Roberts and a 16-year-old boy were combative with staff the day before, and they climbed a fence and refused to return. They were seen heading east toward Albany.
Deputies responded at about 2:20 a.m. on June 7 but were unable to find the boys.
Then on June 13, the 16-year-old was found and booked on an Oregon Youth Authority warrant.
Roberts is originally from Eugene, and there is reason to believe he may be in Lane County.
If you have any information, contact deputies at 541-766-6858.
Roberts was last seen wearing dark blue and purple camo pants with a matching short sleeve shirt. The shirt has a picture of a shark’s mouth. Deputies said he is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 124 pounds, and is fair-skinned with black hair. He also has a small, faded tattoo on his left hand and a scar on his upper lip.