Suspect on the run, 2 others in custody after armed robbery, high-speed chase into Fayette Co.

Police search for robbery suspects after chase end in crash on highway 72

FAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - Highway 72 in Piperton close to the Mississippi line has been lined with law enforcement vehicles and officers for hours.

This all started, according to the Alcorn County sheriff, when three men were pulling off an armed robbery inside a convenience store gas station in Corinth.

An Alcorn County Sheriff’s deputy happened upon them and the sheriff says that’s when a high-speed chase started.

VoIt ended near a cornfield in Fayette County an hour away.

The sheriff says spike strips were thrown down and the suspects wrecked into the cornfield.

Helicopters, drones and dogs are assisting in the search.

One suspect was captured in the cornfield another near the store in Corinth. All of this brought spectators like Tyler Clark.

”Just driving by and seen all of the commotion,” said Clark. “I live on 196 born and raised. You don’t see too much like this every day.”

There is quite a law enforcement presence with Alcorn, Fayette, Shelby and DeSoto county officers, as well as Bartlett, responding to the scene.

The corn is thick. You can see officers disappear as soon as they walk in.

It is not clear how long the search will go. Officers say the third suspect is to be considered armed and dangerous.

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