FOREST CITY — The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stolen pickup truck and needs the public’s help.

A bulletin was issued late Wednesday afternoon, asking for the public’s help with locating a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that had been stolen sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. The truck is described as blue in color with “Morrow Motors Late Model Auto Parts Forest City NC 828-245-5501” printed on the doors of the truck.

When the truck was stolen it had a transmission for a F-150 Ford truck, grill for a Ford Escape, and a set of used 17-inch tires in the bed of the truck.

Deputies have identified Shannon Dean Martin as a person of interest in the case. Martin has several orders for arrest on unrelated charges.

Martin may be armed. Use caution if encountered, the sheriff’s office reported.

Anyone with information as to the location of the stolen truck or Martin is asked to call CrimeStoppers 828-286-8477 or Rutherford County 911 Communication Center 828-286-2911.