Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Friday, January 30th, 12:26 pm
A 78-year-old man, who went missing Friday morning, was found unharmed, according to the Loudon County Sheriff's Office.
For several hours, law enforcement across the area searched for Howard Patton. The 78-year-old man left his home at 7148 North Trigonia Road in Greenback at about 7 a.m. Officials said Patton suffers from severe dementia.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Loudon County deputies told 10News the man was found. Deputies said Patton was cold, but unharmed.