FBI Assists Tupelo Police with Attempted Kidnapping Case
JACKSON, MS—The FBI and Tupelo Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man wanted for attempted kidnapping.
Around 2 p.m. on July 4, 2017, the Tupelo Police Department responded to the 900 block of Mitchell Street for a reported attempted kidnapping. A black male driving a silver Pontiac Grand Prix with a spoiler on the back (possibly mid-2000s model) entered the neighborhood and attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old female. The juvenile was able to escape and run for help. The suspect fled the scene and has not been located.
The suspect is described as a slim, black male with balding hair, some facial hair and possibly in his mid-40s. He was described to be wearing a grey shirt and khaki shorts. It was also reported that he had a large dark brown dog, unknown breed, in the vehicle with him. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tupelo Police Department at 662-841-6546, the FBI Jackson Division at 601-948-5000, or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi at 1-800-773-TIPS (8477).
The case is being investigated by the Tupelo Police Department and the FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force. The FBI Jackson Division’s Child Exploitation Task Force is composed of agents from the FBI and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, deputies from the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Offices in Oxford and Jackson.