SILVER ALERT: Willie C. “Doc” Harries

Willie C. "Doc" Harris

Willie C. “Doc” Harries

Local and state authorities are looking for a Houston man that has not been seen since  Saturday.

Willie C. “Doc” Harries was last seen Saturday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area, a northern neighborhood in Houston.

He was on foot and wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans. He is described as a black male, partially bald, 5-foot, 9-inches tall and weighing 158 pounds with brown eyes.

“We had a report that he was seen walking near a church in the Gladney Subdivision this morning,” said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles. “We have gone door to door in the neighborhood trying to get the word out.”

Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon said family members indicated  Harris suffers from medical issues that could affect his mental capacity.

“We hope we get a call from someone saying he has been at their house all day,” said Harmon. “The heat is an issue and we just want to locate him as soon as possible.”

Authorities are asking anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of  Harries, to please contact Chickasaw 911 Dispatch at 662-456-9411, immediately.

Chickasaw County 911 issued an all-points-bulletin to county, city and emergency personnel at 11:21 a.m. Sunday and established a command center on Okolona Cutoff to direct the search.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert for 72-year-old Willie C. Harries at 2:33 p.m.

Both Harmon and Voyles thanked the searchers from surrounding volunteer fire departments for responding Sunday morning and helping them pull together a 25-person search team in a matter of minutes.


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