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Search Continues for Missing Rusk County Man

Released by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office:

At approximately 9am this morning the Rusk County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division formed search and rescue teams in effort to locate James "Jimmy" Tidwell, 58, of Mt. Enterprise.  Mr. Tidwell was reported missing Tuesday, February 28, 2012, by his employer advising February 15 was the last day he reported to work.  The search ended at approximately 5pm this afternoon with no signs of Mr. Tidwell. 

 Assisting in the search was the Rusk County Mounted Patrol, Rusk County Search and Rescue Canines, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Henderson Rescue Unit, and District Attorney's Office.  There were approximately 40 participants in the search.

 The investigation continues and investigators encourage anyone with information as to Mr. Tidwell's whereabouts to contact Rusk County Sheriff's Office Investigator Robert Stinehour, at (903)657-3581 or call Rusk County Crime Stoppers at (903)655-TIPS(8477).

 Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle stated he was very appreciative to all those who participated in the search. It was well organized and conducted in a professional manner.  We will continue this investigation and will utilize all resources available in an attempt to locate Mr. Tidwell.

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