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Missing man spotted at Salem Road Kroger

COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators have discovered that the missing man who is the subject of a statewide Mattie's Call has been spotted at the Kroger store on Salem Road. Jack McCarty, 72, is believed to have been in the company of three men around 1 a.m. on the morning of May 5, shortly after he was reported missing on the evening of May 4.

"Investigators have Mr. McCarty on store video appearing to be accompanied by three white males all appearing to be in their late 30s or early 40s," said NCSO spokesman lst Lt. Mark Mitchell. "The group, along with McCarty, is seen walking into the Kroger together and then appear to leave the store after purchasing a few groceries."

Mitchell said investigators believe McCarty left with the males in a red or gray pickup truck or a gray passenger vehicle.

McCarty was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt, blue jeans, brown house slippers and walking with a cane. He is described as a white male, 6 feet, 1 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with short gray hair and a large forehead.

"The elderly male has symptoms of the early onset of Parkinson's disease and has diabetes," Mitchell said. "A personal caregiver reported the man walked away from a residence they were visiting around 6:30 Thursday evening."

Anyone knowing the whereabouts or who has contact with this missing person is strongly urged to contact 911 or the Newton County Sheriff's Office with this information at 678-625-1421 or 678-625-1412.