Orange Park man found safe after Silver Alert

Gainesville police located Alvin Jonte

Alvin Lee Jonte
Alvin Lee Jonte (Gainesville Police Department)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville police located an endangered man who they said went missing about 11 a.m. Saturday morning when he left his home in Orange Park to run a short errand.

A Silver Alert was then issued for Alvin Lee Jonte when he did not return home, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

In a post on twitter, GPD said the Echols County Sheriff’s Office found Jonte near Statenville, GA, Sunday morning.

Police said Jonte’s credit card was used about 4:20 p.m. Saturday at the Circle K on Waldo Road.

Police said they believe Jonte was driving a 1995 green Chevrolet sidestep pickup with Florida tag Y88KLK. Police said the vehicle was called in as a reckless driver in Taylor County about 8 p.m. Saturday, and the vehicle was last seen heading north on U.S. Highway 19.

Police suspected Jonte traveled in the North Florida-South Georgia area, a suspicion that was later confirmed when Jonte was found in Georgia.

Jonte was described as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds and having hazel eyes and gray hair. Police said he wears glasses.