Orange Park man found safe after Silver Alert
Gainesville police located Alvin Jonte
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.
Our missing person Mr Jonte was located in Statenville, GA, by Echols County Sheriff’s Office this morning. Thank you for everyone’s help in locating him and helping the family have some relief. Thank you to the Echols S.O. For their help.— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) February 16, 2020
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.
Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.