December 31, 2023

‘Armed and dangerous’ man accused of shooting, burning elderly woman on the loose in Scott County

Therese Apel

Have you seen Sammy Patrick? Call the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to reflect a later conversation we had with Sheriff Mike Lee, who said it has not been confirmed that there was a sexual element to this crime. That will not be clear until the autopsy results are final.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man they say assaulted, shot, and burned the body of an elderly woman on Saturday.

According to the SCSO Facebook page, Sammy Patrick is considered armed and dangerous. He was previously wanted on multiple felony warrants for auto theft and burglary in Scott County as well as the surrounding counties.

Patrick is facing capital murder charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities say the homicide took place around 2 p.m. Saturday on Old Jackson Road.

If you have any information on Sammy Patrick’s whereabouts, please contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 601-469-1511.

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