Search continues for missing man

CHARLOTTE – Search crews are continuing to conduct land searches in the town of Charlotte searching for Tyler Chase. Chase, 25, has been missing since last week.

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace, crews were out Thursday searching in the area where Chase’s vehicle was located. He was last seen at his parent’s home on May 14.

“Right now we’re conducting another ground search in the area where his vehicle was located. (Crews) have been searching since 8:30 a.m.,” Gerace said.

Over the weekend, it was released that Chase was facing charges in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police said Saturday Chase was being charged with several counts of interference with the custody of a child, corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child and furnishing alcohol to minors after several incidents in Warren County, Pa., from July to November last year.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Chase, call the sheriff’s office at 753-2131.