Search underway for bandaged man missing from hospital

Willie Joe King
Willie Joe King breaking@macon.com

Navicent Health police and Bibb County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Fort Valley man missing from The Medical Center.

Willie Joe King, 56, walked out of the hospital Sat. at about 12:40 p.m. and was headed east on First Street, according to a news release.

King is a black man with a graying goatee who is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.

His left forearm is bandaged and he was last seen wearing a black shirt with red writing, khaki pants and black house shoes.

Anyone with information about King’s whereabouts is urged to call Navicent police at 478-633-1490 or the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines