Police locate endangered elderly man who went missing in Brevard

Tinsley Eugene Shelton (Source: NCDPS)

A Silver Alert for a missing North Carolina man was canceled Thursday morning after Brevard police said the man had been found.

Brevard police said 73-year-old Tinsley Eugene Shelton was found safe and taken to a hospital for a checkup as a precaution.

On Wednesday, police said Shelton may be suffering from dementia or some sort of other cognitive impairment after he disappeared from his home on Sugarleaf Road.

Police initially thought Shelton may have been heading toward Rosman.

There's no word on where he was found.

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