Police Search for St. Clair Suspect

A home invasion could have easily turned into a murder on Tuesday and police are still looking for a suspect. Early Tuesday morning Franklin County Deputies responded to a home invasion in the 4000 block of Virginia Mines Road outside St. Clair. The victim told police 39 year old Michael Murphy entered through the rear door and came into her bedroom. She stated that he held a handgun to her head and demanded money, he even pulled the trigger several times but the gun did not fire. Charges for robbery first have been issued against Michael Murphy from St. Clair. Deputies have been searching for Murphy in the St. Clair area and anyone with information about his location is requested to contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 636-583-2560.