Man arrested in Southaven home burglary after attempted escape

Man arrested in Southaven home burglary after attempted escape

SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) - A man wanted in a home invasion in Southaven has been arrested, after police shot out his back tire so he could not escape.

Investigators said 42-year-old Joshua Nehring was wanted for breaking into a home on Monday.

"It's shocking, scary, very scary because we weren't aware of that," shopper Connie Noel said.

On Wednesday, Southaven police spotted Nehring parked at Burlington Coat Factory on Stateline Road around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

According to police, Nehring ran to his car and jumped into the driver's seat just as the officer had his hand on the door. Nehring started to drive off and another officer shot out his back tire. Nehring was arrested.

But, it's not his first run-in with law enforcement.

"I'm glad they caught him because I don't like all this commotion in here," Southaven resident Janie Alexander said.

Alexander said Nehring broke into the back door of her neighbor's condo Monday while her neighbor was inside.

"That's exactly how he got in through the back door with a crowbar," Alexander said. "I would have had a heart attack."

Alexander said Nehring told her neighbor who saw him on the stairs that he was there for an estimate. Nehring has charges in Memphis for theft, drugs, and burglaries. He also had an active warrant for his arrest in Memphis.

Now that he is behind bars in Southaven, Alexander and her neighbors can rest easier.

"Everybody here is talking about it," Alexander said.

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