Suspect Wanted For String of Crimes In Philadelphia

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Around 1:00 p.m. Friday evening authorities say Marion Chad Spears walked up to a clerk at B and G Wood products in Philadelphia and handed over a note.

"The note stated that I have a gun. Do what I say or I will kill you. He stated that he wanted money and for the clerk to write him a check in the amount of $15,000," said Assistant Police Chief Julian Greer.

The suspect is said to have informed the woman that they would be leaving the property in her car and then go to the Citizens Bank in town. However, before leaving a person at the wood products store recognized the suspect.

"After the bank cashed the check, the suspect made her drive to Highway 19 just outside the city limits of Philadelphia where he then put her out and continued on, " said Greer.

The female was not injured. She called for help from a house along the road. The suspect was last seen driving south on highway 19 towards Meridian. Authorities say they know exactly who he is and where he came from Friday evening.

"He was ordered to jail by the Justice Court here in Neshoba County to work his fines off. He was put on a work detail at the county unit barn. Sometime today he walked off from the work detail," said Neshoba County Sheriff
Donnie Adkins.

If you know where Spears is located you are asked to contact authorities.


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