Missing a wheelchair? Check with former judge

Published 10:41 am Thursday, December 21, 2023

A Marks man is hoping a newspaper article will help him connect with the person who lost a wheelchair last Friday afternoon on Hwy. 6 in west Batesville.

Former Quitman County Justice Court Judge Joe Brown said he was traveling to Marks after completing errands in Batesville when he witnessed a wheelchair swept from the back of a pickup truck by a gust of wind.

Brown said he narrowly avoided hitting the chair, which had a surprisingly small amount of damage considering it landed on the highway. The owners of the wheelchair apparently did not notice the loss and did not stop and return.

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Brown said the wheelchair appears to be nearly new and would like to return the equipment to its rightful owner before Christmas.

He can be reached at 662-326-6311 or 662-266-8585.