December 24, 2023

UPDATE: Missing/Endangered Child Alert canceled for Gulfport infant

Therese Apel

Paience Barnes and James Henry Johnson

UPDATE: Paeince Barnes has been found and is safe.


A child is missing from Gulfport, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

MBI activated a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for Paeince Barnes of Gulfport on behalf of Magee Police Department on the morning of Dec. 24.

The child was last seen on Saturday around 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Highway 49 South.

Paeince may be accompanied by 55-year-old James Henry Johnson, who is a black male, 6’4″ tall and around 282 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

They are believed to be in a s blue 2007 Lexus with Mississippi tag #HAZ 7823. If you see Paeince Barnes and James Henry Johnson, call the Magee Police Department at 601-849-2366.

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