Leake County SO warns of a murder suspect seen in Walnut Grove


***UPDATE 7/7/2023 2:30 p.m.***

An update from the Leake County Sheriff’s Office:

“The Leake County Sheriffs Office has reason to believe that the suspect, Mr. Pugh is no longer in the Walnut Grove area. The vehicle that Mr. Pugh was believed to have been traveling in when he was in Walnut Grove, was located in the Jackson area yesterday afternoon. We are not aware if he has been taken into custody yet or not.”

Original Story:

There could be a wanted fugitive in Leake County.

31-year-old Brandon Pugh is wanted for murder, and aggravated assault, and shooting into a home.

He’s wanted on those charges in Jackson, but a Facebook post from the Leake County Sheriff’s office said he was last see near the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility Thursday morning.

Pugh is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.

You’re asked to call your local police or sheriff’s department if you have seen him.