Missing Cedar Springs man located

An undated photo of Michael Cherpes. (Courtesy of Michael Cherpes)

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County Sheriff’s Department located a missing Cedar Springs thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen.

Cherpes was located unharmed in Ensley Township after a citizen recognized him walking on the street after seeing his face in the news. He has been safely returned home, authorities said.

A department release said 31-year-old Michael Scott Cherpes walked away from County Haven Adult Foster Care Home in Cedar Springs sometime between 5:30 to 6:30 Wednesday morning.