Search for Missing Inmate Continues
August 15, 2022
Tunica County Sheriff's Office has no further updates to report regarding the Hartman case. All further inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Marshals Service.
August 12, 2022
Tunica County Sheriff's Office is actively searching for Samuel Paul Hartman at this time. This search is active and ongoing. If you come in contact with Samuel Hartman do not approach him, immediately dial 911. Hartman is armed and dangerous.
Hartman is believed to be in the Tunica County area. There was a vehicle located two miles west of casino resort area - across the river, on the Arkansas side of the river, in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police stated that a farmer reported to have seen two abandoned jet skis on a boat ramp.
Tunica County Sheriff's Office has located the two jet skis abandoned on a boat ramp near Mhoon Landing Park that are believed to be used by the suspect due to the location the watercrafts were located. It is believed that Hartman is accompanied by one or more individuals. The jet skis are being processed by Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at this time.
All area schools in Tunica County are on lock down at this time as a precaution, and all local businesses are on high alert.
Tunica County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the Arkansas State Police Department, Arkansas Department of Corrections, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, Tunica Police Department, DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Mississippi Department of Corrections, and US Marshals.
K.C. Hamp, Sr.