AYDEN, N.C. -- A Silver Alert was issued Tuesday for a 79-year-old man who is believed to be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Hubert G. Newell who was last seen on the 280 block of Littlefield Road in Ayden.

Newell is described as a white mail, standing at 5' 9" and weighing around 200 lbs. He has brown/gray hair, hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing a Redskins cap, beige jacket and khaki pants.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety also issued a vehicle description for Newell. He drives a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu with the North Carolina license plate number EMZ6571.

Anyone with information on Newell's whereabouts is asked to call the Pitt County Sheriff's Office and speak to Deputy J. Gates at 252-830-4141.