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Missing Powhatan man last seen driving red Ford Taurus found safe

Posted at 8:58 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 15:31:16-05

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. — Authorities said a missing 79-year-old man with dementia who went missing Friday morning has been found safe.

Chief Deputy Jeffery S. Searfoss with the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office said Charles Roby Sparks Jr. was found located by troopers in Chatham, Virginia.

“Sheriff Nunnally would like to thank the Virginia State Police and all those who helped spread the word about Mr. Sparks,” Searfoss added.

Officials said Sparks left his Powhatan home early Friday morning.

Anyone with any information was asked to call the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office at 804-598-5656 or Powhatan Crimes Solvers at 804-403-4357. Thank you.