A man driving from Florida to Martinsville was last seen in December

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Donald Gulley’s family told police they last had contact with him on December 29, 2021, when he had car trouble in Greenville, Alabama.

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – The Martinsville Police Department shares information about a 65-year-old man who disappeared while traveling to Indiana. Donald Gulley’s family said he was driving from Walton County, Florida, where he was staying with a relative, to Martinsville, Indiana, to stay with another family member.

Gulley’s family told police they last had contact with him on Dec. 29, 2021, when he had car trouble in Greenville, Alabama. His car had to be towed to a local repair shop, called Greenville Auto Clinic.

The Greenville Police Department said Gulley spent the night at a local motel and drove to the repair shop the next day to ask about his vehicle. Police said he was seen there on December 30 asking about local car hire.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, he may be living with a condition that can impair his judgment.

Gulley is described as 6 feet tall, weighs 210 pounds, and has brown eyes and gray hair.

He was reported missing to the Martinsville Police Department on January 4. Alabama Law Enforcement issued a missing and endangered person alert for Gulley on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about Gulley’s whereabouts is asked to call the Martinsville Police Department at 765-349-4900 or the Greenville Police Department at 334-382-9911.

Amber Alerts vs Silver Alerts: What’s the Difference?

There are specific standards that a missing person must meet in order for the police to declare an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert.

Amber Alerts are for children under the age of 18 who may have been abducted and in danger. The police also need to have information about a suspect and their car to issue an Amber Alert.

Silver Alerts are for missing and endangered adults or children. They are much more common for missing persons. It was only last year that the Silver Alerts standards were expanded to include children.

In both cases, these alerts must be issued by the police.

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