Two Memphis men are being held in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Center in Hernando after their arrest in connection with an auto burglary report early Monday morning that involved shots being fired by the suspects. 

According to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department in a news release, deputies received a report shortly after midnight from the Mitchell's Corner subdivision near Olive Branch.

A suspicious vehicle was spotted as responding deputies saturated the area and a traffic stop was attempted.

Deputies reported the vehicle did not stop and fled into the Chateau Drive area in Olive Branch, where it was finally stopped and two suspects fled on foot. According to reports, one person fired two shot from a handgun while in pursuit.

Olive Branch police officers joined the Sheriff's Department in searching for the two who left the vehicle. Meanwhile, three others inside the vehicle were captured and held while officers continued looking for the two other suspects.

One escaped suspect was later found with the assistance of the Sheriff's Department K-9 dog. The second suspect was found and arrested by deputies while walking in the area.

In custody Monday morning is Tyler Brunson, age 18, and Malik Graham, age 18, both of Memphis. One other suspect charged is a juvenile and the other two were released pending further investigation.

Brunson is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon on a law enforcement officer, Graham is charged with disorderly conducted.

In the report, the Sheriff's Department stated that deputies had recovered property inside the vehicle the department thought were related to auto burglaries. Anyone missing property is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 662-469-8500.

Bob Bakken is Staff Writer and may be reached at 662-429-6397 ext. 240.

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Thank goodness they were arrested in Mississippi where, unlike Memphis, they will get proper sentencing. I hope they go to Parchman!


Your evidence that sentencing is tougher in ms than tn?

Erin Rebel

I am pretty sure if you were to ask almost any law enforcement personnel in Shelby or De Soto County they would be glad to confirm.

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