Willie Manley Hodge Jr.
Hodge, approximately 2019; Tattoos on Hodge's upper arm
Date and time person was reported missing : 01/24/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Sumter County, South Carolina
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/05/1982 (39)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black long-sleeved t-shirt, black jeans, gray Nike shoes and a gray John Deere knit hat.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hodge's nickname is JR. He has the following tattoos: letters on his left hand, letters on his left forearm, a word on his left arm and letters on his right arm. A photo of some of his tattoos is posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hodge was last seen by his family in Sumter County, South Carolina on the evening of January 23, 2019. He had an altercation with his mother, left a residence in the 1100 block of Island Drive, and never returned.
On January 24, the police pulled him over as he was driving at the intersection of Pinewood Road and Columbia Circle. During the traffic stop, Hodge pulled the car into a driveway on Columbia Circle and fled on foot into the woods, leaving his cellular phone and driver's license in the vehicle. His family reported him missing on January 30. He has never been heard from again and is considered missing under unclear circumstances.
Other information and links : ncy
Sumter County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Sumter Item
South Carolina Arrests
Interactive Missing Person Search Map