On Sunday, August 28, 2022 the Gaston County Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Fites Creek Rd. Mt. Holly, NC in reference to a missing elderly woman with dementia. Brenda Brackett Thomas, age 81, was reported missing by family members at 5:15pm. Thomas was last seen at about 4:00pm leaving her home driving a white 2001 GMC Yukon, 4 door SUV. She was wearing pink sweat pants and a white t-shirt.
County Police conducted a search of the area and notified surrounding police jurisdictions of the missing woman. In addition, a Silver Alert, was sent out nationwide. At about 1:20am on Monday, August 29, 2022 the County Police were notified by the Columbia, SC police department that Mrs. Thomas had been located in their jurisdiction. She was unharmed and was taken to Prisma Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia for evaluation.