Family members and law enforcement officials are seeking the public's assistance in a missing person case in southern Avery County.

The Avery Journal reports Michael "Shawn" Hartley of the Ingalls community has been missing from one to two weeks.

Anyone has any information about Michael "Shawn" Hartley, or has had any contact with him, is asked to contact Lee Buchanan with Avery County Sheriff's Office at (828) 733-5718, or contact Josh Sparks with Mitchell County Sheriff's Office at (828) 688-3982.