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Robbery suspect arrested 6 days after incident


Joe Mitchell Gillespie

Joe Mitchell Gillespie



Carl Smith


Starkville Police Department charged Joe Mitchell Gillespie, 26, with robbery after he turned himself over to authorities Monday. 


A warrant was issued for Gillespie's arrest in connection with an Oct. 8 incident outside of the 311 Miss. Hwy. 12 Chevron. Gillespie is accused of approaching a vehicle, asking the victim for money, grabbing his wallet and fleeing the scene. 


A previous SPD release listed Gillespie's last known address as 141 Josey Ave. in Starkville. 


His bond was set at $50,000, and he is currently on hold with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch


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