Suspect with Ties to Pearl River County Wanted

Published 7:25 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana is actively seeking Jakob Carnegie, a suspect believed to have connections to Pearl River County, as part of an ongoing investigation.

The pursuit of Carnegie originated in Pearl River County, specifically in the McNeill area, leading to his escape to Louisiana. Authorities from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office searched the vicinity of Highway 62 and Bernard Crain Road.

After the pursuit, Carnegie was last seen on foot in Washington Parish. Law enforcement agencies are working to locate and apprehend him. The Pearl River Sheriff’s Department has suggested that Carnegie may be attempting to return to Pearl River County.

In Pearl River County, Carnegie faces a series of charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, trafficking a controlled substance, conspiracy, felony fleeing, and tampering with evidence.

His wanted status extends beyond state lines, with Carnegie listed on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a comprehensive crime database that aids law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Details about the circumstances of the initial pursuit and Carnegie’s connection to both jurisdictions have yet to be disclosed. Authorities urge residents to stay vigilant and report any pertinent information that could help find Jakob Carnegie.

As the investigation unfolds, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Pearl River Sheriff’s Department collaborate to ensure community safety and promptly resolve the situation.