At least one person arrested, taken into custody after manhunt in Madison County
MADISON CO., Miss. (WLBT) - At least one person was detained after a manhunt in Madison County on Monday, where several agencies joined the search.
The manhunt happened on Pisgah Bottom Road off I-55, which is a few miles north of the Canton city limits.
We still do not know why authorities were there or the charges the suspect is facing. The suspect, however, was arrested in a stolen car.
WLBT spoke to people living in the Pisgah Bottom neighborhood. They told us that police told them that they were searching for two people who were believed to have stolen a car from Jackson.
Authorities are still searching for another suspect.
The suspects abandoned the car on the side of the road on I-55 and then fled into a wooded area.
“When I woke up at about one something, I came out here, and police were everywhere,” a Madison County resident said. “I go down the street, and I see they got one guy in custody with the handcuffs on him, this is like 1:27 p.m. Then I go down, I asked another one (police officer), one said it was some guys who maybe had stolen a car from Jackson or something, coming out of Jackson.
“The first thing I was thinking about is maybe they are looking for those inmates. It’s scary, man. You know it’s a lot of woods out here, a lot of other things out here people can hide in. It’s just scary.”
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