Missing Van Zandt County man found safe in Dallas, will be reunited with family

Missing Man Found

CANTON, TEXAS (KLTV) - The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on Friday night:

On August 9, 2019, the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office requested the issuance of a Silver Alert for Barney Richardson, 91.

At approximately 5:45 P.M. Investigative efforts indicated Richardson to be in the Dallas, TX area. Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office circulated the Silver Alert advisory notice to the Dallas Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol & Criminal Investigation Division, currently assisting with enforcement operations in the Dallas, TX area.

At approximately 7:45 P.M, Richardson was located in Northeast Dallas by the Dallas Police Department and is now in protective custody pending his return home.

Van Zandt County Sheriff Dale Corbett states, " I greatly appreciate the prompt response of all agencies involved. The investigative efforts of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) deserves commendation. It is very rewarding to be able to tell this family their loved one is coming home safe tonight."

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An active Silver Alert has been issued for a Canton man.

Officials are searching for Barney Richardson, 91, according to a tweet from Texas Alerts. The tweet was shared by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Richardson is a white male with gray hair and blue eyes, who is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 172 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

Officials believe he may be traveling in a gold 2001 Ford Taurus with Texas license plate FCC2671.

A Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office official said Richardson left in his car while his wife was asleep.

He was last seen about 7 a.m. Friday at 393 Van Zandt County Road 4125 in Canton.

An active Silver Alert has been issued for Barney Richardson, 91, of Canton. (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)
An active Silver Alert has been issued for Barney Richardson, 91, of Canton. (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety) (Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)

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