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Deputies, search teams looking for missing man

Warren County authorities are looking for a 63-year-old black man whose truck was found abandoned on Ring Road Friday morning.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Harold Lindsey was last seen Thursday evening talking to his neighbor. He said Lindsey is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 149 pounds. Lindsey is a diabetic and may or may not have had his medication. Family members said when he is not on his medication he becomes disoriented and confused.

Pace said deputies responding to a call Friday of an abandoned pickup truck on Ring Road about 10 a.m. found Lindsey’s red Ford Ranger pickup apparently stalled out in a lane of traffic with its hood up.

While one of the deputies stayed with the truck, another deputy went to Lindsey’s home but he was not there. The deputy talked with neighbors and family members, but no one knew where he was.

The neighbors said he had not returned home and had not been seen since Thursday.

Pace said deputies searched a heavily wooded area adjacent to where the truck was found, and Saturday were searching a larger area with the help of the Central Mississippi Overland Search and Rescue Team, a volunteer organization composed of sheriff’s deputies and volunteer firefighters from Central Mississippi who participate in search and rescue operations. The sheriff’s office, he said, is a member of the organization.

“We are searching a large area along Ring Road, but if anyone saw Mr. Lindsey Thursday they need to call 911 and ask to speak to a sheriff’s office investigator,” Pace said.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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