November 15, 2023

One Arrested After Armed Robbery At Tupelo Library

Morgan Howard

On November 14, around 2:00 pm Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded, along with Tupelo Police Department, to the Lee County Library on Jefferson St.
It was reported that a male victim was robbed at gunpoint and his vehicle was taken.
A description of the vehicle was given to the Tupelo Police Department and a unit from the Street Crimes Unit located it and confirmed it was the vehicle taken.
Once emergency lights were initiated, the vehicle began to flee from officers heading south on Highway 45. The vehicle continued south on Highway 45 where it crashed just south of the Verona exit.
The suspect was taken into custody and identified as 19-year-old Jaylen Dyjuan Craddieth of Tupelo.
Police found the firearm used in the crime inside the vehicle.
Craddieth is being held by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for the investigation of Armed Robbery.
This incident is still under investigation and more charges will be brought against the suspect.

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