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Silver Alert for missing Rocky Mount man canceled

Posted August 15, 2008 7:50 p.m. EDT
Updated October 13, 2011 1:11 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Tarboro man who was last seen in Rocky Mount on Friday.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled the alert for Timothy Allen Sutton, 35, at the request of the Tarboro Police Department around 8:15 p.m.

It was not immediately clear if Sutton had been found. 

Sutton was last seen driving a four-door, blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in Rocky Mount. 

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

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