Missing Carroll Co. man found in hospital

Posted at 4:24 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 16:24:28-04

UPDATE: The Silver Alert has been lifted. George Martin has been found at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police are gathering details and are expected to release more information later in the day.

From the Carroll County Sheriff's Office: 

Detectives from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to Johns Hopkins Hospital and confirmed that Mr. Martin had been located. Although it appears that he had fallen and suffered minor injuries, there is no evidence that any crime has occurred at this time. His vehicle has also been located. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of our media partners and residents that shared the lookout.


ORIGINAL: A Silver Alert has been issued for a 79-year-old Carroll County man who went missing over the weekend.

George Laneville Martin was last seen around 9:48 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart  in Eldersburg. Martin told a Walmart employee he was having trouble with his 2005, dark blue Chevrolet Silverado, then called his wife to ask her to come get him.

Martin told the employee he was going to wait in his truck for his wife. He hasn't been seen since.

Martin, a Sykesville resident, is described as 5-foot, 4-inches tall and 150 pounds with blue eyes and white hair. He was last seen wearing a gray, button-down sweater, blue jeans and brown "docksider" shoes.

Deputies with the Carroll County sheriff's office searched the area, but didn't find Martin or the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 410-386-5900.