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More learned about multi-county police chase

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - We are learning more about a police chase Tuesday through three West Tennessee counties that started when a father tried to help his son.

It began Tuesday when the father noticed someone breaking into his son's house. He then called police. Once they arrived on the scene, the suspect drove away, leading deputies on a 70 mile chase.

"That long of a chase is unusual," Tipton County Sheriff Pancho Chumley said.

A few minutes later, the stolen SUV crossed into Crockett county, which was when deputies stopped it.

"This guy here decided he didn't want to go to jail. So he started running from us and it was a lengthy pursuit but once he fired shots we were bound and determined to get him," Chumley said.

Deputies arrested David Langston at the scene. Michelle Wren was also arrested near the burglary scene in Tipton County.

Police say it all began at this house when the victim's father noticed something suspicious next door. 

The victim's father Millard Taylor did not want to go on camera but he said he actually saw the burglar breaking into his son's house. That is when he called police. The Tipton County Sheriff said Taylor is the real hero in this case.

"He done a great job. This is good work here by people watching out for others' property here in Tipton County," Chumley said.

Demond Tipton is a cousin of the burglary victim. He was in the car with the victim when the suspects fired shots.

"I guess it was the adrenaline of it all. I wasn't really thinking of the situation actually," Tipton said. "Stop breaking into people's homes and you won't find the results at the end."

He will do everything he can to keep his family safe.

Police are looking for a third person involved in this burglary. 

Police said the third suspect is driving a 2007 White Jeep Liberty with tag number 649 NPD. 

If you've seen the Jeep or the person in it, call the Tipton County Sheriff's Department at 901-475-3300.


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