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Missing Hope Mills Man Returns To Family

Posted March 8, 2007 8:05 a.m. EST

— Cumberland County authorities say a missing Hope Mills man returned home safely Wednesday night.

Authorities said Luther "Tony" Russell told his manager at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday that he was not feeling well and was going to Duke Hospital. According to police, Russell called a deacon at his church to say he had been injured in an accident and his car was stuck in a ditch between two trees.

Russell's family contacted authorities Wednesday night and notified them that he had returned home.

Investigators said the family would not release any additional information of Russell's whereabouts.