Manatee deputies seek missing man, 78

MANATEE — The Manatee County Sheriff's Office was attempting to locate a 78-year-old man who went missing early this morning after an argument with his wife, according to a news release.

Arthur Simmons became upset during the argument and wrote a note and packed a bag containing personal items. About 2:37 a.m., he left the couple's residence in the 7300 block of Meeting Street in his 2011 Hyundai Sonata (Florida tag 816TLX), according to the sheriff's office.

The note indicated that Simmons may want to hurt himself, the news release states.

Deputies trying to check on his welfare went to several location without being able to find Simmons.