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Clay County investigators search for fourth robbery suspect

Three men are behind bars after robbing a family inside their home in Clay County and investigators are searching for another suspect.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 6:55 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 6:59 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Three men are behind bars after robbing a family inside their home in Clay County and investigators are searching for another suspect.

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Emmett Buchanan, 43, Clarence Mitchell, 22, and Hakeem Upchurch, 21, all from Houston, sit behind bars at the Clay County Jail. Bond has been set for each suspect at $1.2 million. They are all charged with burglary of a dwelling, armed robbery and five counts of kidnapping.


Investigators say four armed men assaulted a homeowner in the Pine Bluff community in western Clay County then his wife and four small children, all under the age of 10, were locked inside of a closet. The men got away with over $1,100.

Sheriff Scott said they know who the fourth suspect is and are searching for him now but they might be releasing a photo and name of that man soon to get the public’s help.

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