Update: Missing Elderly Lee County Man Located in Ohio


**Update: Vanderpool was located Thursday afternoon in Ohio and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Multiple agencies report that they are still on the lookout for Lee County resident James “Arkie” Vanderpool.

Vanderpool was last seen leaving his residence on Fixer Road in a white 2008 Chevy Extended Cab Colorado pickup truck at 9:00 pm on Wednesday January 19th.

Vanderpool does not have a cell phone and reportedly suffers from Alzheimer’s.

He is described as 78 yrs old, standing at 5′ 9″ tall, weighing approximately 160 lbs, with gray hair and bald on top, with green eyes. He was last seen wearing a red plaid shirt, blue jeans, a tan coat, and brown hat with earmuffs.

Authorities say there was a possible sighting of him around 4:00 this morning on Hwy 11 north going towards the Mountain Parkway.

If you have any information, please contact Lee County Dispatch at 606-464-5030 Deputy Paul Haddix is the case officer.