Missing man found barricaded at his home (UPDATE)


Joseph Wayne Brown Sr.

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 02:54 PM.


A 57-year-old man who had been reported missing has been found, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

Joseph "Joey" Wayne Brown Sr. left Healthmark Regional Medical Center around 11:26 p.m. and was believed to be in an altered mental state, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office press release.

Deputies and K9 units searched the area near the hospital early Monday morning, but were not able to locate Brown. He was located later that afternoon at his home in Ponce de Leon, said Wendy Ammons, a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office.

Ammons said a SWAT team and negotiators were at the scene at 5 p.m.


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