CAPTURED: Man wanted for Scott County murder caught

Published 10:56 am Friday, January 5, 2024

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NATCHEZ — Sammy Patrick, wanted for the death of an elderly Scott County woman and the robbery of a Woodville Subway restaurant, has been captured by the U.S. Marshal Service, said Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten.

Patten said Patrick’s capture at a gas station in Byram happened just moments ago.

Patrick is the key suspect in the shooting death of Dee Eady, 73, of Forest on Dec. 30. Eady was allegedly fatally shot, abused and her body burned at her home in Forest. A family member found her dead in her carport.

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On Sunday, Patrick is suspected of robbing the Subway restaurant in at about 2:50 p.m., said Woodville Police Chief Lemuel Rutledge.  “No one was hurt during the robbery, but the clerk was shaken,” Rutledge said.

On Thursday, a vehicle Patrick was driving was spotted in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

This story will be updated when more information is available.