FOUND: Newton County Sheriff searching for missing man

Published 10:10 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

Michael Paul Ashworth has been located and is safe and sound.



The Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a family member of Michael Paul Ashworth.  Michael has been missing since April 27, 2019.  He is a black male, six feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.  His date of birth is April 14, 1980.  Michael is 39 years old.

Michael Paul Ashworth was last seen in the Bon Wier area of Newton County. He told family members that he had a bad argument with a man.  The man he had the argument with is known to be a violent person.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Michael Paul Ashworth, please call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 409-379-3636.