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July 26, 2018

Silver Alert Success Story: 82-Year-Old South Carolina Man Found in North Carolina

by ajt70

July 23, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 82-year-old William Jones.  Jones was reported missing from Greenville County, South Carolina and was found over 220 miles away in Orange County, South Carolina.

From the story on 7 News WSPA:

GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) – An 82-year-old Greenville man reported missing was found safe Tuesday afternoon at a weigh station in North Carolina.

William Jones is now home with family. Just hours before he was located, loved ones gathered to pray for his safe return.

His grandson, Patrick Jones, expressed his gratitude for the many who shared their care and concern. “My grandfather was a church man. He loved the Lord. (St. Matthew United Methodist Church) is his church family and everybody loves him and cares for him.”

On Monday, authorities issued a Silver Alert after Jones went missing.

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A missing 82-year-old man who was reported missing on Monday has been found safe in North Carolina.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, William Howard Jones, Sr., was found at a weigh station in Orange County.

Officials said North Carolina Highway Patrol made contact with Jones and said he is safe.

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