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Sexual Battery Suspect Sought

***UPDATE*** 9/26/18: Samuel Easterling turned himself in to Investigators this afternoon, and is currently in custody awaiting an initial appearance before a George County Justice Court Judge.


***UPDATE*** 9/20/18: Loretta Easterling has made contact with the GCSO Investigation Division, and is currently cooperating with the investigation. Samuel Easterling is still wanted on a warrant for Sexual Battery; please contact our office 601.947.4811 if you have any information on his whereabouts.





September 19, 2018

The George County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is seeking information on the whereabouts of 41-year-old white male Samuel Miller Easterling. Easterling is wanted in connection to a felony sexual battery charge, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Easterling’s last known residence was in the Movella Community of George County, MS, but he may have connections in surrounding areas. Easterling stands approximately 6-feet-2-inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes, and has a slender build.

Easterling’s 36-year-old wife Loretta Diana Easterling is also wanted for questioning in connection with this crime. She is approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall, with green eyes and blonde hair, and has a slender build.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information concerning this or any other crime is encouraged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office at 601.947.4811.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website


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