‘Something horrible happened‘: Mother of missing Fayetteville man makes plea for answers

— The mother of a missing Fayetteville man made a heartfelt plea Friday for answers in the disappearance of her son who was last seen March 3.

Charles Fuentes, 31, was last seen leaving Izzy’s Sports Bar located at 150 Andrews Road with Mark Allen Verhasselt, 42, and Ryan Dewain Chavis, 23.

“Something bad happened to my son that night,” said Mayra Fuentes, Charles‘ mother. “Something horrible happened to my son.”

Mayra Fuentes showed WRAL News a grainy security video from the sports bar. Video from inside showed a woman encouraging Charles to leave. Mayra Fuentes said video from outside shows a man she believes is her son and the two men leaving in a dark colored 2007 Lexus.

“These people offered him a ride, and you can see him talking to them outside of the car,” she said. “That‘s the last time I saw my son. In that video.”

At first, friends thought Charles Fuentes may have gone away on his own. But, Mayra Fuentes said she disagrees.

“He would never do that. He has a son, and he‘s a very good father,” she said. “He has responsibilities, he loves his job, he has never missed a day of work.”

Mayra said her son loved his family, and that her 6-year-old grandson wrote a letter to his father.

“He wanted me to give it to the mailman because mailmen know where everybody lives and he is going to help find his daddy,” she said.

The 2007 Lexus has a North Carolina-issued license plate PCE-2228.

Detectives believe Verhasselt and Chavis have information pertinent to the investigation and are requesting they make with detectives. The men have not been charged with any crime and are only believed to have information pertinent to this on-going investigation.

Fuentes is described as a Hispanic male who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing jeans, a brown coat and headphones.

People with information concerning the whereabouts of Charles Fuentes are asked to immediately call 911, Detective D. Johnson with the Fayetteville Police Department at or Crime Stoppers at.