An 82-year-old man with dementia has been reported missing from Laurens County

Garland Warren was reported missing around 3 p.m. and was last seen in Fort Valley and Twiggs County off Highway 96

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office says a man suffering from dementia is missing in Laurens County.

Garland Warren, 82, was reported missing on Monday around 3 p.m. He is described as having gray hair, brown eyes and being 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds.

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office also posted on Facebook saying Warren suffers from dementia, Lt. Thad DeLoach confirmed.

“We’re not sure where it’s going; we’re not sure he really knows where he’s going,” DeLoach said. “We believe he has simply stopped driving and may be confused as to where he is going and why he is driving.”

Warren’s vehicle, a 2003 Toyota Tundra, was recently captured on cameras in Fort Valley and Twiggs County on Highway 96. DeLoach estimated it was an hour and a half away from the sheriff’s office.

DeLoach noted that several other agencies have access to the herd cameras. He said those police departments and other sheriff’s offices will be notified if pack cameras capture Warren’s truck again.

“We hope someone notices him,” DeLoach said. “Someone who used social media or another agency who saw and may have participated in a routine patrol. Maybe they will see him, stop him, make contact with him and try to bring him back to his family.”

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office hopes Warren will return home to his family soon. They noticed that there was a sense of urgency due to his dementia.

Anyone who saw Warren, his vehicle or has more details should call the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 478-272-1522 or call 911.