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Update: Harrison County on lookout for man in Mobile resident’s death

Biloxi

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has issued an alert for law enforcement to be on the lookout for an armed man sought on a murder warrant in Mobile.

James Edward Price, 52, a former member of the military, is wearing camouflage and is believed to have weapons in his gray 2006 GMC 1500 Sierra pickup truck with an Alabama tag, the alert said.

“He is wanted in the case of a female that was shot on Sunday,” Mobile police public information officer Terrence Perkins said.

“I was just meeting with homicide detectives and no additional information is being given out at this time,” he said Tuesday.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said he did not know if Price has been spotted in South Mississippi.

“Any time dispatchers get a BOLO that is in District 8, the southern region, from Mobile to Slidell, we put it out,” Peterson said.

BOLO is an alert that means “be on the lookout.”

Price is white, bald-headed and has a mustache. He is 5-feet-9 and about 190 pounds.

Residents are asked to call their local law enforcement agency if they spot the vehicle or the suspect. In Harrison County, call 228-897-1364.

It’s not uncommon for a person wanted in a Mobile-area homicide to turn up across the state line.

Most recently, Derrick Dearman, 27, of Leaksville was wanted in August on charges in the fatal shootings and/or ax murders of five adults and an unborn child in Citronelle, Alabama. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Department obtained an arrest warrant and reported Dearman had kidnapped a 3-month-old baby and a woman who witnessed the slayings.

Dearman released the woman and baby and turned himself in at the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. He was extradited to the Mobile Metro Jail and has pleaded not guilty on six counts of capital murder and two counts of kidnapping.

SunHerald.com will update this report on Price as details develop.

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