Update: Clarke County homicide suspect in custody

Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 2:55 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The search for a homicide suspect ended in Meridian near SAMs Club Wednesday evening.

Dellaney Ford, 30, is a person of interest in the death of Samuel Roberts, 73. Authorities say Roberts was found shot to death on the side of Highway 18 near Pachuta in Clarke County last Sunday.

The search for Ford began Wednesday near 9th Avenue in Meridian around 4:00 p.m. Police were unable to find Ford. Around 5:30 p.m. witnesses reported that Ford was near Bonita Lakes.

A few minutes later, another witness reported that Ford parked the homicide victim’s Kia Sorento at SAMs Club. Law enforcement officers surrounded SAMs Club and canvassed the store trying to find Ford. Moments later, someone reportedly spotted Ford at Taco Bell just down the street from SAMs.

He was taken into custody at 6:16 p.m.

Meridian police say Ford will face additional charges from the city of Meridian.

Original Story:

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is searching for a person wanted for the most recent homicide in Clarke County.

Authorities have released a photo of Delanney Kemon Ford, 30. According to a press release, Ford was last scene in Meridian near 9th Avenue.

He is believed to be driving a black Kia Sorento that was owned by Samuel Roberts, 73. Authorities have identified Roberts as the man found shot several times on the side of Highway 18 near Pachuta on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Ford is considered armed and dangerous.

If you come across Delanney Ford, or know where he could be located, you are asked to call the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 601-639-1926 ext. 9, or the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department at 601-776-3956.

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