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Man Missing From Group Home Found Hiding Under House

Posted August 1, 2002 1:15 a.m. EDT

— A 20-year-old man missing from his Holly Springs group home since Saturday has been found.

Holly Springs police found James Akins hiding under a house at 1600 Main Street just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

Searchers lost track of Akins after he took his clothes off and left the group home on Avent Ferry Road and jumped into a nearby pond.

Akins, who is described as developmentally challenged, was evaluated at Western Wake Medical Center, before being released to the care of the group home.