NEWBERRY, SC — Newberry authorities hope the public can help locate Johnnie Pat Pitts. The 75-year-old Alzheimers patient wondered away from his home on Brown Chapel Circle in Newberry Tuesday afternoon.
Pitts is described as six feet two inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and brown plaid shirt and blue jeans.
In issuing the alert, the Newberry Sheriffs Department said the disappearance poses a significant threat to Pitts life. Alzheimers disease can render a patient confused, unfamiliar with the location of his home or his identity.
Sheriffs deputies were using tracking dogs to help locate Pitts.
If you have seen Pitts or have any information about his whereabouts, please contact with Newberry Sheriffs Office at 803-321-2222.
-- Rachael Myers Lowe