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Clay County Sheriff's Office Investigators have arrested and charged 4 individuals in the death of Mikel Craven, age 41 that occurred on Blake Road on March 11, 2022. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott stated William Austin Hill, age 17, Emerson Houston, age 19, Jeremy Klutts, Jr., age 15 and Greyson Klutts, age 17 all of West Point have been charged with Capital Murder. All 4 defendants were arraigned Tuesday, May 3th in Clay County Justice Court presided by Judge Thomas Hampton. Sheriff Scott stated only 15 year old Jeremey Klutts, Jr. was granted a conditional $75,000.00 bond that included the wearing of an ankle monitor. Investigators have determined that robbery was the motive in the death of Mr. Craven. The Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the District Attorney's office continue to investigate the case. Sheriff Scott wants to thank the public with the assistance of the tips and information provides to law enforcement.

The other 3 suspects remain incarcerated at the Clay County Detention Center with a preliminary hearing set for May 19th in the Clay County Justice Complex. Judge Hampton denied bond on the other 3 suspects.  

Sheriff Eddie Scott stated that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 662-494-2896, Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers P3 App.


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