Silver Alert issued for man being sought by Sunset Beach police

Silver Alert issued for man being sought by Sunset Beach police
A Silver Alert has been issued for Paul Simms. (Source: Sunset Beach Police Department) (SBPD)

SUNSET BEACH, NC (WECT) - A Silver Alert has been issued for a Sunset Beach man who fled from police Wednesday evening.

According to a post from the Sunset Beach Police Department, Paul Newton Simms fled on foot from police at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of the Ingram Planetarium.

The post states that “Simms' family provided information to police that led us to believe he may need medical attention.”

A Silver Alert was issued for him Thursday evening.

Simms, 23, is about 6′1 and 185 pounds. He has long brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a camouflage coat.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Sunset Beach Police Department at 910-579-6297.

We are asking the public for help in locating Paul Newton Simms, pictured here. Mr. Simms fled on foot from police...

Posted by Sunset Beach Police Department on Thursday, January 10, 2019

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