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Dawsonville man reported missing
Multiple agencies actively searching Dawson Forest
Jim Walls
Family said they last heard from 50-year-old Jimmy Walls Saturday evening. He was reported missing on Monday, the same day the truck he was driving was found in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man that was last seen Saturday.

Quinton "Jimmy" Walls, 50, was reported missing Monday.

The truck he was driving was found the same evening, near the horse trailer parking lot in the management area off Dawson Forest Road.

Teams have been searching the area the last several days.

Tim Satterfield, deputy chief of Dawson County Emergency Services, said K9, ground and horse mounted search crews have covered a more than a 10-mile radius from where the truck was located.

"We also sent a couple of paramedics in a canoe down the [Etowah] river from the put-in on Hwy. 9 South Wednesday to check the riverbanks," he said.

Speaking for the family, Christine Sellers said Walls was last heard from Saturday night when he called his daughter.

"He's been gone a day or two before, but never nothing like this," she said. "And he was in his mother's truck, so he wouldn't just go off and keep it like this."

His mother, Gracie Lou Walls, filed the missing person's report with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office on Monday.

Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten confirmed his department is actively investigating the case.

"We currently are at a debriefing with [the department of natural resources] and searchers. At this point, an investigation is ongoing and searchers are and have been looking since Monday," he said.

He added: "There were no signs of foul play in or around the vehicle located in Dawson Forest."

Jimmy Walls is 5'9" and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

His family said he was wearing blue jeans and a checkered shirt when they last saw him.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at (706) 344-3636.

 

 

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