Reward offered for information on murder suspect

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The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is asking for the public’s help and offering up to $5,000 for information about a man charged with the murder of a camper in Marshall County, Miss.

            Joshua Fletcher is wanted in connection with in the murder of Samuel Smith.  Smith’s body was found in a lake outside the city limits of Holly Springs, Miss.  Surveillance footage shows Fletcher driving Smith’s 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup after Smith was believed to have been murdered.   

According to Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, “The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is committed to seeing this investigation through until it ends.  We will continue to work with other jurisdictions and federal investigators until justice is served and the victim’s family has a feeling of closure.  For anyone to deprive such a young person of a full life is beyond despicable, and we are going to use any and all resources necessary to see that Fletcher is prosecuted to the fullest.” 

U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Mississippi Dennis Erby said, “We will exhaust every investigative tool our agency has to find Fletcher.  Our job is to assist our local partners in bringing violent fugitives to justice.”

Fletcher is known to frequent the Ball, Louisiana, area.  Fletcher is approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair (could possibly have a shaved head now).  

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