Search Efforts Continue to Find Missing Man in Leake County


Terrance Clemons was last seen on Thursday, February 16th around 10 pm when Carthage Police pulled a vehicle over near Exxon on Hwy 35 for possible shoplifting.

Laura Edwards was driving the vehicle.  Clemons was a passenger and fled the traffic stop on foot.  Officers did not pursue Clemons according to Carthage Police Chief, Billy McMillan. Family members reported Clemons missing on Friday, February 17th.

Officials on foot have combed the wooded area near where Clemons was last seen.  A nearby creek has been dragged and has been searched by dive teams twice. Drones have also been used to search the area.

Chief McMillan says he is “very grateful to everyone who has helped in the search efforts for Mr. Clemons thus far. But, at this time, he has not been found.

The Carthage Police Department has been assisted by MS Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, Leake County Sheriff’s Office, and Emergency Management personnel. Gabriel Bell, Choctaw Fire Department Fire Director aided search efforts with the department’s dive team.