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By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkville Police Department officials are currently searching for a suspect of an armed robbery which took place Tuesday.
Sammie Bernard Reed, 42, of 1507 Louisville St., allegedly robbed a resident of the Sandhill Arms apartment complex on Louisville Street two days ago. SPD Detective Stephanie Perkins said Reed used a revolver and stole $70 from the victim. Reed was out on bond from an April 6 arrest in which SPD charged him with false pretense. She said Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Office already has a warrant for him not being present at the hearing for that charge. Once he was indicted, he was reclassified as a county prisoner.
Oktibbeha County Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett confirmed Reed was already wanted.
â€śWe have an active warrant for county circuit court where he did not show up,â€ť Garnett said.
SPD Chief David Lindley said Reed is classified as a habitual offender. He was also charged with a robbery in Starkville in September 2011 after stealing money from a man who gave him a ride to a convenience store.
â€śHeâ€™s been sent to the penitentiary before. Heâ€™s a lifelong resident of the community and ought to still be in the area,â€ť Lindley said. â€śHeâ€™s facing a severe set of charges, and it would be better for him if he would turn himself in.â€ť
Perkins said residents should take caution as Reed is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to contact SPD at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.