Jul 6, 2010 9:57 AM

Missing Taylor County Man Found

An elderly Taylor County man who was the subject of a Golden Alert since he went missing Sunday has been located.

Officials say 79-year-old Gilbert Banta checked in to the Springfield Inn motel two nights ago. The clerk recognized the name as an alert from the news reports Tuesday morning. So, she called and told police what room he was in.

Police say Banta was in good health and good spirits. Banta told officers he left home because of personal differences.

Police say a family member picked him up around 8 a.m. without incident.

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