September 29, 2009 9:46:00 AM
Tim Pratt -
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department is asking for the public''s help to locate a man missing since Monday afternoon.
Authorities this morning were still searching for Glen Sisk, 58, who was last seen Monday leaving his home in the area of Oktoc and Fultz roads, Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department Chief Deputy George Carrithers said. Sisk is partially paralyzed and unable to speak because of a stroke, Carrithers said. He was last seen riding a green Honda Forman Rubicon four-wheeler with a green camouflage bag attached.
The Sheriff''s Department, several volunteer fire departments, Starkville police and other law enforcement agencies searched the woods and roadways around the home Sisk shares with his family until 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Monday to no avail.
Authorities also investigated a possible Sisk sighting on Highway 12 in Starkville, Carrithers said, but it was not confirmed.
Sisk is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, has gray hair and a gray goatee, Carrithers said. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, blue jeans and a white shirt with his right arm in a sling.
Sisk is paralyzed on the right side of his body, Carrithers said. He is able to drive the four-wheeler because the throttle on the vehicle has been moved to the left side, he added.
Sisk also has an electronic band with a flashing yellow light on his right leg to help tighten the muscles in his leg, which allows him to stand and walk, Carrithers said. Additionally, he wears a medical band with his name and his wife''s name on it, plus their address and phone number. The band also says Sisk has had a stroke and cannot talk, Carrithers said.
Sisk packed a bag with all his medications and took his walking cane with him, but police are unsure if he packed any clothing, Carrithers said. It is unclear why the man left home.
Police believe he may be headed to Grenada, though Carrithers did not disclose why. But local authorities have alerted all law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area, including Grenada, to be on the lookout for Sisk.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Oktibbeha County Sheriff''s Department at 662-323-2421.