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Couple is missing after long drive to meet Craigslist seller
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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia couple is missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who last had phone contact with them faces charges.

Investigators have obtained warrants for 28-year-old Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception. He hasn't been accused of harming 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife 66-year-old June Runion.

Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson tells WMAZ-TV in Macon ( that Towns was interviewed, and information he provided didn't match what investigators knew of the case.

The Runions are from Marietta, just outside Atlanta. On Thursday, they drove to McRae, about three hours away in South Georgia, to meet someone who responded to Bud Runion's ad seeking a 1966 Mustang.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( says family members became concerned when the couple didn't come back or answer calls.