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Mississippi’s Most Wanted list released

A list of Mississippi’s Most Wanted was released Friday by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

The names and photos of 10 individuals were compiled by MBI in conjunction with law enforcement agencies statewide.

“It is my hope that with this list, Mississippians can help capture the fugitives labeled as Mississippi’s Most Wanted,” Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday. “We can work together and make this great state safer.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the listed individuals is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-8-CRIMES (888-827-4637). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

“The individuals on this list pose a very serious threat to our communities,” said MDPS Commissioner Sean Tindell. “We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating these individuals. It is our hope that Mississippi’s Most Wanted list will increase exposure and lead to the capture and arrest of these fugitives.”

All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of competent jurisdiction.

The following are included in the Most Wanted list:

  • Allan D. Henderson, 48, Jackson, wanted for absconding supervision (manslaughter, child abandonment)
  • Harold Lee Higgins, 63, Ridgeland, wanted for absconding supervision (murder)
  • Burnell Emile McCann, 41, Gulfport, wanted for failure to register as a sex offender
  • Gary Mitchell, 57, Gloster, wanted for three charges of child fondling
  • Oscar Christopher McNeil, 34, Vicksburg, wanted for aggravated assault, armed robbery
  • Charles Rhodes Chandler, Orlando, FL, wanted for absconding supervision (manslaughter, robbery)
  • Sarah Hope Thorpe AKA Sarah Thorpe-Kennedy, 42, Natchez, wanted for two counts of accessory after the fact for murder
  • Kevin Donald Cope Jr., 42, Liberty, wanted for child fondling
  • Jessie Dennis Jr., 38, Doddsville, wanted for rape
  • George Dewitt Robinson Jr., 37, Lambert, wanted for sexual battery

The list is also available at dps.ms.gov/ms-most-wanted.