Sheriff’s office still seeking information on missing Hayes man

by Kim Robins - Posted on Aug 24, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Photo: Michael Craig Conway

Michael Craig Conway

The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information regarding the whereabouts of 27-year-old Michael Craig Conway of Hayes. Conway was reported missing by his mother in January at about the same time he became a fugitive from justice on local charges of violating a court order and contempt of court, according to GSO Lt. Scott Little.

Little said Conway has no bank account, cell phone or vehicle, which has made efforts to locate him difficult. He said witnesses who last spoke with Conway reported he seemed to be under the influence or confused, and that he may have been trying to get to Newport News. Little said the GSO is concerned with Conway’s well-being due to his suffering from a chemical dependency.

The Sheriff’s Office has taken several steps to track Conway since January, Little said, including neighborhood canvasses, foot searches, a cadaver dog search, a second scent-specific dog search, and an aerial search by helicopter.

He said residents in the Tidemill Road area where Conway was last seen and hunters that frequent the area have also conducted searches on foot and on ATVs in the Coleman Swamp through the winter, spring and summer months.