Police press conference: Reward offered for Sumter man missing since August

Anyone with information about Brailey’s disappearance should call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or call Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-274-6372.

The disappearance of Tommy Brailey, a 52-year-old man who was last seen at a Sumter bar at the end of August, is proving to be a puzzling case for investigators. He reportedly planned to attend a football game the week after he was last seen, and his family and law enforcement close to the case seem to think his absence was not his intention.

Since he has been missing, Brailey’s family has maintained he is someone who always checks in. An impromptu news conference at the Sumter Police Department on Monday helped solidify that point.

Lt. Charles Banghart, an investigator with the department, said Brailey, described by multiple family members as an avid sports fan, had already purchased tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers game

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