A Booneville man who went missing near Tupelo on Tuesday has been found safe.

Authorities report William Jumper, 85, of Booneville was found safe in the Pratts Road area of Lee County Wednesday around 11 a.m.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued Tuesday by the Mississippi Highway Patrol after the man was reported missing by his family.

He was previously last seen in Tupelo on Tuesday around 3:15 p.m. traveling west on Interstate 22 near Veterans Boulevard.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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