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Armed robbery suspect escapes police custody



[Update:] Shortly after this story went to press, the subject was apprehend.

An armed robbery suspect has escaped Port Gibson police custody. Port Gibson Police Chief Russell Dorsey urged citizens to not aid this fugitive.

Johnny Sanders was one of two suspects arrested in Vicksburg earlier on Monday for an armed robbery which took place in Port Gibson on Saturday.

Johnny Sanders (Port Gibson Police Department)

The armed robbery took place on Bridewell Lane in Port Gibson after 2 a.m. on Saturday. Port Gibson Police Chief Russell Dorsey stated their investigation uncovered a Vicksburg address, leading law enforcement to the 1300 block of Fillmore Street. Vicksburg Police Department worked with Port Gibson Police Department in approaching the suspects and made the arrest.

Sanders escaped police custody Monday evening. Dorsey made clear that assisting this individual to evade law enforcement is a felony. Anyone that has information on the whereabouts of Sanders is asked to contact the Port Gibson Police Department at 601-437-5101.



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