An armed robbery at Culver’s Grocery led to a high-speed pursuit across north Mississippi and into Fayette County, Tenn., Tuesday evening.

Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance said it began a little after 5 p.m. when three men entered the store on Wenasoga Road at the intersection with Shiloh Road. The men were armed and left the store with a money bag.

“One of them took off running on foot and the other two jumped in the car,” said Dance. “We were able to apprehend the one on foot a few blocks away.”

A county deputy who happened to arrive at the store about the time the robbery occurred pursued the suspects all the way to Piperton, Tenn. Sheriff Ben Caldwell said their vehicle ran off into a corn field just across the Tennessee state line on Highway 72. The suspects fled on foot, and a search involving multiple agencies was in progress after 6 p.m.

Caldwell said the deputy was walking to the door to enter the store when the suspects came out with the money bag.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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