WILKINSON CO., Miss. – Mississippi authorities are on the hunt for Sammy Patrick, who is wanted for the shooting, killing, and setting ablaze of an elderly woman in Forest. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has identified Patrick as the suspect for this horrific crime.
The search for Patrick intensified after he allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant in Wilkinson County while armed. Woodville Police Chief Lemuel Rutledge reported that the armed robbery took place at the Subway off Highway 61 at around 2:50 p.m. Chief Rutledge also revealed that Patrick was spotted later on getting gas at a Shell gas station.
Authorities have reported that Patrick is driving a dark-colored Ford Ranger, which was reported stolen on Old Highway 21. The vehicle has a disabled tag with the number DBW5119. Patrick was last seen heading north on Highway 61 towards Natchez.
In the ongoing manhunt, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Louisiana State Police, and other law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area are all involved in the search for Patrick. The situation remains urgent as officials work to bring the suspect to justice and ensure the safety of the community.
Anyone with information about Patrick’s whereabouts is urged to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. The authorities are warning the public to stay vigilant and report any sightings or information that could lead to Patrick’s arrest.
The suspect, Sammy Patrick, is considered armed and dangerous. If spotted, do not approach him and contact local law enforcement immediately. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided as new information becomes available.