UPDATE: Missing Versailles man found safe following phone tip

Update at 11:19 p.m. on April 16, 2021:

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Acting on a tip from a caller, Versailles Police found the man at the center of a Golden Alert four hours after it was issued.

Police say 73-year old John “Jay” Warford was found safe.

When he was reported missing and the alert issued, investigators said Warford indicated through a handwritten note that he was suicidal.  Police said he was believed to have had a handgun and had left his cell phone at home.

 

Original Story below from April 16, 2021:

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Golden Alert was issued Friday night for a missing 73-year old Versailles man who police say may be armed and suicidal.

Versailles Police say John “Jay” Warford indicated through a handwritten note that he was suicidal.  Police say he’s believed to be armed with a handgun.  They say he left his cell phone at home.

Investigators say he was last seen at his home around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.

He is 5’7″ and 145 pounds with an average build.

Police say he was believed to be driving a bronze 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

They say he was last seen wearing a light gray or white ball cap, dark blue jacket, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Versailles Police at 859-873-3126.

John “Jay” Warford’s 1995 Ford F-150

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