Sheriff's Department Apprehends Robbery Suspect

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department received calls Saturday on several burglaries that had taken place in the Russel Community.

A witness was able to give a vehicle description for a white car with a Tennessee tag. A deputy spotted a vehicle matching that description on Highway 19 North in the Walmart area. He initiated a traffic stop, but the suspects took off. A car chase ensued. That pursuit ended just before 6 p.m. when the suspects crashed their car at 8th Street and 48th Avenue.

The Sheriff's Department apprehended one of two black males. Evidence was recovered in the vehicle. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says the investigation is still early and ongoing.