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Silver Alert issued for Sampson County man

Posted May 26, 2015
Updated May 27, 2015

— A Silver Alert has been issued for a 72-year-old Sampson County man.

William Earl Powell was last seen at 85 Birdy Lane in Garland.

He is described as a white male, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 180 pounds with short grey hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and brown loafers.

Anyone with information regarding Powell’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 592-1151.


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  • Dana Rickels May 27, 2015
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    Sliver Alert? I know everyone makes mistakes, but I have noticed that WRAL seems to have an extra share of errors lately.

  • Aanritsen Deur May 27, 2015
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    "Sliver Alert"
    I sincerely hope he's found safe and soon, and without the "sliver."