UPDATE: Authorities capture two individuals after Sherman manhunt

By Pontotoc Progress/NEMS Daily Journal

UPDATE: Two individuals who law enforcement were searching for in connection with burglarizing a pharmacy in Sherman early Wednesday morning are in custody, authorities confirmed.

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said law enforcement worked on the case since 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning and located the two individuals after a tip they were at a trailer on Prewitt Road.

“Several law enforcement agencies worked on this all day and were able to locate the suspects,” Mask said.

Mask said he will have more information on the incident Thursday.


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Area law enforcement officers are continuing a now seven hour manhunt for two men wanted in connection with burglarizing a pharmacy in Sherman early Wednesday morning.
Sherman Police officers and deputies from Pontotoc and Union Counties are searching the woods south of the Longview Community for two suspects wanted in connection with the alleged burglary of Sherman Drugs pharmacy in Sherman around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, said Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins.
Chief Spellins said the suspects, two black males, abandoned their car on Prewitt Road, which is located about five miles east of Pontotoc just off of Highway 278 four lane in Pontotoc County.
“One of my officers pursued the suspects vehicle into Pontotoc County and they jumped out of their car on Prewitt Road and hit the woods running,” Spellins said.
Chief Spellins said that tracking dogs from Union and Pontotoc Counties are being used to search for the suspects.
At 9 a.m., Spellins said officers were still searching the area between Prewitt Road and the Trace State Park.
Prewitt Road connects Highway 278 four lane to Longview Road.

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