Silver Alert inactived for missing Portia man

Silver Alert inactived for missing Portia man

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - A Silver Alert issued for a missing Lawrence County man has been inactivated.

The sheriff’s office issued the alert Tuesday, Dec. 1, after 72-year-old Gene Richie Peterson disappeared.

He was last seen at the Kum & Go in Black Rock around 2 p.m.

Sheriff Jeff Yates said Peterson was found safe in Paragould and is now back home with his family.

This is the second time this year a Silver Alert has been issued for Peterson. In May, was found in Kennett a day after he was reported missing.

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