Search continues for missing man

The search is continuing today for Biloxi businessman Francis Brice Roberts, a victim of a kidnapping for ransom.

Roberts disappeared midday Thursday and since then, John Paul Necaise, a Gulfport resident, has been in custody as a possible suspect. Necaise was charged Friday on a federal weapons violation, while Biloxi police continued to question him in connection with the kidnapping.

Roberts’ abandoned Lincoln Town Car was found Thursday night outside the Dollar Tree at the intersection of Pass and Courthouse roads. He is 5-foot-10 inches and 210 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Biloxi Police Department at 392-0641 or 392-5052 or call the anonymous tips line at 435-6159.