CORINTH – Alcorn County officials were looking Wednesday for a

CORINTH – Alcorn County officials were looking Wednesday for a Corinth carpenter who has not been seen since Saturday.

James Bryant Russell, 39, left home early Saturday heading to his work site, but he never showed up.

Later that day, Russell’s girlfriend went looking for him and found his 1986 maroon GMC pickup parked on the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot at the intersection of Harper Road and U.S. Highway 72. The truck was unlocked, the keys were in the ignition, and an assortment of tools were left uncovered in the back of the truck. Those were all traits uncommon for him, Russell’s girlfriend told police.

Corinth Police Chief Fred Johnson said Russell has disappeared before. More than five years ago, he left for a few days and later reappeared, but he has not done that in a while.

Russell is described as a medium- to dark-complexioned white male who stands about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds.

He has green eyes, short black hair and a beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a tan T-shirt, a pair of Levi’s blue jeans, Nike tennis shoes and a tan baseball cap that read Standford Electronic on the front.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Corinth Police Department at 286-3377 or the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department at 286-5521.

Cynthia M. Jeffries

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