Cottonwood man focus of Silver Alert found in good condition

A Sunday morning Silver Alert for a Cottonwood man ended on a good note early in the afternoon. Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt says a Silver Alert was issued for 61-year old Melvin Martin when he walked away from Verde Valley Medical Center; Martin suffers from dementia and requires constant supervision. She says Sunday afternoon at around 1-pm, a resident of Cottonwood recognized Martin and called police. The caller stayed with Martin until police arrived and he was taken back to the hospital in good condition. Kuhlt says in addition, VVMC implemented additional measures to ensure Martin’s safety.