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Mentally impaired Columbus man reported missing

Columbus police are searching for a missing 53-year-old mentally impaired man last seen Saturday at his home in the 5800 block of Valleybrook Road, according to a release.

Police say Joel Akridge is a 5-foot-11 tall white man with brown hair and eyes who weighs 200 pounds. He was reportedly walking to the Dollar General on Amber Drive, but he has not been seen or heard from since that time.

Akridge functions at a third grade reading level, and he is on prescription heart medication, officials said in the release.

He does not own a vehicle, police said.

Any information regarding his whereabouts can be reported to the Columbus Police Department Bureau of Investigative Services at (706) 653–3400 or (706) 653–3449. You may also call 911 with information.

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