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Silver Alert canceled for Clinton man

Posted July 28, 2009
Updated July 29, 2009

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for Barry Lee Sutton.

Sutton, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen Tuesday at 112 Fontana St.

Authorities did not say why they canceled the alert or what Sutton's condition is.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.

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  • shutterbug Jul 29, 2009

    A county car came up behind him somewhere in the county and got him back home. I don't think the county car gave his location but he did escort him back home.